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DIMEV 5017
Spare when he may
Inscription on a copper jug, c. 1377-1399 — 4 lines.
Subjects: inscriptions



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London, British Museum, copper jug, temp. Richard II
Transcription:
SPARE WHEN HE MAY
HE SHAL NOT SPEND WHEN HE WOULD
DEME THE BEST IN EVERY DOWT
TIL THE TROWTHE BE TRYID OWTE
Editions:
Alexander, Jonathan, and Paul Binski, eds. The Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England, 1200-1400. London: Royal Academy of Arts in assoc. with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987: 524, no. 726.