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Once forsworn
A proverbial tag said to have been spoken by Stonore in year books of the reign of Edward III, Michaelmas, 18 Edward III — one couplet
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, Lincoln’s Inn Hale 186 [Catalogue number XL]: folios missing in Michaelmas 18 Edward III so ends incomplete.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25184
Transcription:
Ones forsworne
evere forlorne
Editions:
Pike, Luke Owen, and Alfred J. Horwood, eds. Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third. 15 vols Rolls Series 31b (1883-1911; repr. Kraus, 1964); trans. by the editors: 12.291.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 741, f. 151
Transcription:
Onis forsuoryn
euir forlorne
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Pike, Luke Owen, and Alfred J. Horwood, eds. Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third. 15 vols Rolls Series 31b (1883-1911; repr. Kraus, 1964); trans. by the editors: 12.291.
Woodbine, George E. “The Language of English Law.” Speculum 18 (1943): 395-436: 431, n. 5.