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DIMEV 4883
Sith evil fruit / witnesseth evil root
By their fruits you shall know them — one proverbial couplet quoted in Wyclif’s tract on confession
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Ashburnham 27
2.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 243, p. 129b
Transcription:
Siþ yuel frute
witnessiþ yuel rote
Note: MS listed as C.V.6 in Matthew (1880), but 243 would be C.1.24 in Lyon: see Colker (1991), 1.39.
Editions:
Matthew, F. D., ed. The English Works of Wyclif hitherto unprinted. EETS o.s. 74 (1880); repr. 1973: 331.