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Of honey and gall
Ibe mel ubi fel’ — one quatrain
Note: Also found in Spenser’s ‘Shepherd’s Calendar’, Eclogue III.
Title(s): Ibe mel ubi fel
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College 19 (F.4.19), f. 120v
Transcription:
Of honny and galle
In Loue ther is store
The hony is small
but the galle is more
Note: Added to end flyleaf, verso, upside-down; preceded by Latin ‘Ibi mel vbi fel’ (f. 120v).
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the College Library of Magdalene College Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1909: 46.