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IMEV 1793.9
NIMEV 1793.9
John John pick a bone
A proverbial couplet tr. Latin
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444), f. 141
Transcription:
Ion Ion pyke a bone
to morrow þu schall pyke none
Note: Translating ‘Iohannes opica qui cras os non opicabis nullum’, which precedes; English portion all written on one line.
Editions:
Meech, Sanford Brown. “A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.” Modern Philology 38 (1940-41): 113-32: 119.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 560.