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DIMEV 4241
NIMEV 2668.22
Of wisdom I have most plaint
Dialogue between a king and four philosophers — four couplets
Subjects: dialogues; virtues; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, St Paul’s Cathedral Library MS 8 [formerly 9.D.xix], f. 200v
Transcription:
Of wysdom I haue most plente
þat godeness sterys bot lytyl mee
Quayntys of me men leryn may
quayntes meyngyd with falsyd hay
To to loue as wylt I haue lent
loue out of skyll mony Mon haþe schent
I loue clenness with al mi miȝt
With þe to dwell I haue most riȝt
Note: Written as prose lines 18-21.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 68.