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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 4873
Sir Thomas I tell you plain / He that made this book took great pain
Scribe’s or stationer’s assurance of care taken in making the book — one couplet
Subjects: scribes; bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Exeter College 129, f. 50v
Transcription:
ser thomas I tell you playn
he that made thys boke toke greate payne
Note: Written as one line.
Editions:
Watson, Andrew G., ed. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Exeter College, Oxford. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000: 114.