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Many men weened / that he ne ween ne tharf
Four lines (lines 160-3) from the Proverbs of Alfred
Note: See 714.
Subjects: proverbs



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), f. 143
Transcription:
Many man weneþ
þat he wene Ne þarf
longe to liuen
And him Lieþ þe wrench Quod hending
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: XI - XIII.” Anglia 4 (1881): 180-210: 200.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11579, f. 72v
Transcription:
Many man wened
þat he wen ne part
longe to liuene
And hymn lyeȝ þe wreuh
Note: Written as prose.