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DIMEV 4281
IMEV 2691.5
NIMEV 2691.5
One begger is woe
One couplet, translating ‘Tedet mendicum reliquum sibi sumere vicum
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 23
Transcription:
On begger is wo
þat anothir in to þe town goth
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 49.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 12v
Transcription:
O beggur is wo
þat anoþer in þe town goo
Note: Followed by Latin which it translates.
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 49.
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: 100.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 560.