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IMEV 173.5
NIMEV 173.5
All clerken love clerken love
Three couplets translating ‘Omnis amor clerici amor clerici
Title(s): Omnis amor clerici amor clerici
Subjects: women, as speakers/narrators; complaints, lovers’; love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Leicester, Leicestershire Record Office 6D32/2 [formerly Old Town Hall Library, MS 4], p. 38
Transcription:
Al clerkyn lou clercyn low
ys ywyrt at oxinfort on ȝe scolows dor
Ȝef clerkyn lowe hawe y ne may
I may kys ȝe scoldor and far myn way
Alas clerkyn lowe fal from me
So doth ȝe lef on grof ys tre
Note: Latin follows.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. “Anecdota Literaria: Scraps in English and Latin From A Manuscript of the Fourteenth Century, in the Library of the Corporation of Leicester.” Retrospective Review 1 (Aug., 1853): 419: 419.