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DIMEV 3589
IMEV 2233.5
NIMEV 2233.5
My dear friends I you pray
Introductory couplet to Quinta Tabula in Speculum Christiani with heading ‘Hec tria coinquinant hominem’
Note: For MSS, see 3492.
Subjects: introductions, to prose texts; prayers; advice
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 124 [olim Sotheby’s Sale, 11 June 1923, lot 89A], f. 26v
Transcription:
My dere freendis y ȝou pray
Thre thyngis bere in your hertis away
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 107 (SC 21681), f. 62
Transcription:
my dere frendis I ȝou pray
ffoure þingis in ȝour hertes bere a way



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 26012. Wotton, John, Speculum Cristiani, W. de Machlinia ad exp. H. Vrankenburgh, [1486?] , f. 28
Transcription:
My dere frendys I you pray
Four thinges bere in youre herte alwaye
Note: CUL Inc. 5.J.3.5 [3607]; sig. d.5; written as prose. See Ringler Jr. (1955).
Attributed Title: Incipit liber qui vocatur Speculum Cristiani (sig. a.2; f. 1); Iste Libellus impressus est in opulentissima Ciuitate Londoniarum per me Willelmum de Machlinia ad instanciam necnon expensas Henrici Vrankenbergh mercatoris (last folio, verso).
Editions:
Holmstedt, Gustaf, ed. Speculum Christiani. EETS o.s. 182 (1933); repr. 1988: 75.