The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Sometime there was a noble man
The Seuyn Sages of Rome — in short couplets; ‘C’
Title(s): The Seuyn Sages of Rome
Subjects: tales; wise men; women, against
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 175 (SC 14667)
, ff. 109ra
HOrdynges þat here lykes to dwell
Leues yhour spech & heres
…þ[ ]ete endes all þis thing
[ ] vs his
Note: 3974 lines.
Laing, David, and William Barclay David Donald Turnbull, eds.
Owain Miles &c.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX
, ff. 25va
Lordynges þat here likes to dwell
loues ȝowre speche &
heres þis spell
I sal ȝow tel if I haue tome
of þe seuen
sages of Rome
Whilom lifed a nobil man
his name was
…& led his life with werkes wise
& ended seyn in goddes
þusgate endes al þis thing
Ihesu grante vs his
Note: 4328 lines. With four-line introduction in couplets; ends with ‘A
M E N’ by scribe below last line.
Attributed Title: Here bigyns þe proces of þe seuyn sages (rubric by scribe in
upper margin above f. 25va).
The Seven Sages, in Scotish Metre. repr. from the 1578 edition.
57. Edinburgh, 1837.
The Seven Sages of Rome.
Boston: Ginn, 1907.
Weber, Henry William.
Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth
3 vols. Edinburgh: A. Carstalle, 1810: 3.3-153 (lines 1-134, 3180-4328, with 4984-5