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DIMEV 4986
IMEV 3187
NIMEV 3187
Sometime there was a noble man
The Seuyn Sages of Rome — in short couplets; ‘B’ text
Note: For ‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ texts, see 4984, 4986 and 4987.
Title(s): The Seuyn Sages of Rome
Subjects: tales; wise men; women, against
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.17, ff. 54ra-63rc
First Lines:
IN Rome was an Emperour
A man of swyth mikil honur
As þe Book tellys vs
Is name was de occlicius…
Last Lines:
…To that Ilke blysse bryng vs gode
That neuer in erth ȝed schodde
Note: 3453 lines.
Attributed Title: seuene sages (RT)
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. The Seven Sages in English Verse. Percy Society 16. London: Richards, 1846.
Brunner, Karl. The Seven Sages of Rome. EETS o.s. 191 (1933); repr. 1988: 193-210.
Whitelock, Jill, ed. The Seven Sages of Rome (Midland Version), Edited from Cambridge, University Library, MS Dd.1.17. EETS o.s. 324 (2005).