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DIMEV 3011
IMEV 1829.5
NIMEV 1829.5
Know well ere thou knit too fast / For often rape rueth at last
Admonitory couplet
Note: Cf. 3010, 3009 and lines 39-40 of 5530.
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 32 (SC 14526), f. 54v
Transcription:
Know well or þou knyt to fast
ffor ofte Iape rewyþe at last
Note: Inserted in 5530.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “The Prouerbis of Wysdom.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 90 (1893): 241-68: 244.
Smith, William George. The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; rev. ed. 1948: 253.