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DIMEV 5150
NIMEV 3281.77
That knot that is knit should not be broken
A moral couplet on marriage — one couplet
Subjects: marriage
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 77 (SC 997), f. 46v
Transcription:
þat knotte þat is knytte scholde not be brokene
Trw loue in hertus to-gydur scholde be lokene
Note: Lower margin.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 70.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Poems Dealing with Contemporary Conditions.” A Manual of the Writings in Middle English. Albert E. Hartung, ed. Vol. 5, fascicle 13. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975: 1385-1536, 1631-1725: 1454.