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NIMEV TM 906
Live not as a glutton still for to eat
On moderate diet — one couplet preceded by Non uiuas ut edas sed edas ut iuere possis
Subjects: aphorisms; paraphrases
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 64
Transcription:
Lyve not as a glutton styll for to eate
But feede to maintayne lyf by thie meate
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 196.