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DIMEV 5226
IMEV 3318.3
NIMEV TM 1506
The bruit of evil tongues what woman can eschew
On defamation — one long-line couplet
Subjects: tongue, destructive power of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 56
Transcription:
The brwett of evill tonges what woman can eschew
or who can lett a fowle to wrytt the thinge that is vntrew
Note: Added to lower margin, signed, ‘quod Carter’.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 1.184.