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DIMEV 4953
Solomon sat and said many sooth saws
Prouerba Solomonis’ — 35 lines, generally in 6-line stanzas (aaaabb) with an ‘0 and I’ refrain
Note: Formerly 3069.
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.32, ff. 3v-4
First Lines:
Salamon sat & sayde many soth sawys
Wordis þat walkys wyde by wyndowes & by wawys…
Last Lines:
…With an O & an I þus men gedyrrys gode
Catel cummys & catel gase ryth as dos þe fflode
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “With an O and an J. I.” Anglia 54 (1930): 288-91: 291.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 84/166, p. 91
First Lines:
Salamon þe wyse says in hys sawys
Wordys walkon full wyde be woundys & be ways…
Last Lines:
…With a o and I invi to hym þai haue
qwar to mak us he hit so sum tyme he was bot a knaue
Note: Stanzas of 4, 3, 3, and 4 lines, monorhyming, with two-line ‘o’ and ‘I’ refrains.
Attributed Title: Prouerbia Salomonis (p. 191)