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DIMEV 5027
Stand awhile / and run a mile
Proverbial saying about resting between work — one couplet
Subjects: proverbs; advice
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 4v
Transcription:
Stonde awhyle
and rynne amyle
Note: Translating ‘Si modicum steteris tu currere sepe teneris’, which follows.