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DIMEV 2989
NIMEV 1817.33
Keep well this in wed
Four couplets on the conveyance of the book as a pledge to a brother and sister-in-law.
Subjects: books, as pledges; pledges
Versification: — couplets — aabbccdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Grand Haven, Michigan, The Scriptorium: Center for Biblical Antiquities, Van Kampen Collection, VK MS 678, f. 1v
First Lines:
Keep well this in wedd
vnto I bryng home your bedd…
Last Lines:
…to & vnto my systir your wyf
god geef yow both goode heele & lyf
Note: Written vericially in the left margin.
Editions:
O’Sullivan, Orlaith, and Helen Conrad-O’Briain. “The Book as Pledge: A Fifteenth-Century Verse in VK MS 678.” Journal of the Early Book Society 3 (2000): 210-15: 210-11.