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DIMEV 4789
IMEV 3079.2
NIMEV 3079.2
Say the best and bear thee soft
A couplet motto on a scroll in one MS of Hoccleve’s De Regimine Principum (3581)
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying; mottoes
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.4.11, f. 44
Transcription:
Say the best and bere the softe
ontauȝt tunge greuith ofte
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.4.11, f. 72v
Transcription:
Say the beste and bere þe softe
untauht tunge greuith men ofte