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Ne be thy wimple never so yellow ne so strutting
On the vanity of fashions — two couplets
Subjects: clothing, against extremes of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra C.VI, f. 23
Note: olim f. 22
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.15.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 552.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.1.45 (43), f. 24
Transcription:
Me leue leuedi ne be þi wimpil neuere so ȝelu ne so stroutinde
ne þi faire tail so long ne so trailende
þat tu ne schalt ateuin al cuttid bileuin
& tu schalt to bedde gon so nakid so þu were
Note: Immediately follows 3131.
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleine Mitteilungen zur mittelenglische Lehrdichtung, VI.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 104 (1900): 293-309: 304.
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 1.57.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “Texts and the Man.” MHRA Bulletin 2 (1928): 97-111: 105.