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DIMEV 342
IMEV 190.3
NIMEV 190.3
All it is for woe
A proverbial couplet, translating ‘In nivis algore cantat omnia dolore
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 18v
Transcription:
All hit is for wo
þat þe hen syngs in snowe
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 47.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 8v
Transcription:
Alle it is for woo
þat þe herr synges in þe snowe
Note: All written on one 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: 97.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 560.