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Jolif te Jolif te
A tag, the first two lines of a popular song, quoted in a Latin exemplum De Guloso, introduced with ‘Quadam autem die sic comedit,et postea versus silvam ivit, incipiens istum cantum
Note: A similar French scrap occurs in Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), f. 114 ‘Jolif te / Me fest aler ad p[r]e’.
Subjects: songs, popular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2316, f. 54
Transcription:
Jolyfte Jolyfte
Maket we to the wode the
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. A selection of Latin stories. Percy Society 8. London: Richard, 1842: 81.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature II.” Leeds Studies in English 6 (1937): 30-49: 46.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 185.