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IMEV 3307.5
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The better that thy state be
Advice on the need for wisdom when one is of high estate — one couplet
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 30v
Transcription:
The better that thi state be
the better wysdom be houys the
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 56.