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DIMEV 3061
IMEV 1866.7
NIMEV C16
Let reason rule thee that this book shall read
A book plate — two couplets
Subjects: bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2498, p. 44
Transcription:
Let reason Rule the þat this booke shall reede
Withe good matter shalt thow finde in deede
Thowghe some be ill doo not the rest dispize
Consider of the tyme else thow art not wize
Note: Added by a later hand to originally blank page, sixteenth-century hand.
Editions:
Påhlsson, Joel, ed. The Recluse: a Fourteenth Century Version of the Ancren Riwle. Lund: Ohlsson, 1911: x.