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Loath to bed
On sloth — two short couplets translating, ‘Ad lettum gressum tardat piger in huic qȝ recessum’ which follows
Subjects: sins, deadly; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 21
Transcription:
lothe to bedde
& lothe fro bedde
me schall know
þe flow
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 10v
Transcription:
Loth to bedde
and loth fro bedde
And so þe slowe
sone me shall knowe
Note: Written 2 lines text per line of MS.
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 99.