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DIMEV 4441
Rax / and wax / thrive and thee
Proverbial advice for good living — two short couplet phrases
Subjects: proverbs; advice, moral; precepts, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 76v
Transcription:
Rax
ande wax
thryfe ande thee
and good man bee
Note: Translating ‘Exalta adole vige vigida et bonus homo esto’, which follows.