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DIMEV 3162
IMEV 1999
NIMEV 1999
Loath to offend / willing to please
On suffrance — two couplets
Note: Cf. 4954.
Subjects: virtues; aphorisms; scribes
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 84 (SC 21658), f. iii
Transcription:
Looth to afende glad ffor to please
Willyng to amend off Sopherauns Commyght ease
Note: Followed by ‘per me Iohannem Crow’ in same hand (f. iii).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lyell 34 [olim John Speed Davies], back cover
Transcription:
Lothe to a ffend
fayn wolde y ples
[ ]
ssoffernz dothe es
Note: One line cut off; repeated in looking-glass letters, again with line missing.
3.Source: Boston, MA, Medical Library, Boston 23, f. 138v
Transcription:
Lothe to offende wyllyng to plese
Redy to Amende sufferans