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DIMEV 5217
The boar in the sty
Three unmanageable things — three lines, without rhyme
Note: Cf. 5318, 6095.
Subjects: aphorisms
Versification: — three-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. iiiv
Transcription:
he bor in te stye
Þe hare in te ryce
The kowe in thouse
Editions:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.".
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.