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DIMEV 399
IMEV 228.5
NIMEV 228.5
All too late all too late / when the wain is at the gate
A proverb, translating Tardam crede moram cum plaustrum stat prope portam — one couplet
Note: Cf. Hendyng
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 26
Transcription:
Alle to late alle to late
When deth is come to ȝate
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 52.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1, f. 479v
Transcription:
Al to late al to late
Wan þe deth is at þe yate
Note: Follows 2800 as a rubric colophon quod marcol.
3.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 15v
Transcription:
alle to late all to late
When þe weyne is at þe ȝate
Note: Written all on a single line of MS; Latin text follows.
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: 102.