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DIMEV 5011
Souters have a nice pride
On the pride of shoemakers — one six-line stanza
Subjects: shoemakers; poulterers
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 76
Transcription:
Sowters haue a nyse pryde
ffor they wolle euer on pancers ryde
as pultres on polys
where in londe we may them fynde
we schal turne there arse agayne þe wynde
ffor stynke lyke doggus
Note: Translating ‘Sutores vtuntur quadam pompa frenola’, which follows.