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The great virtues of our elders notable
Christine de Pisan, The Morale prouerbs of Cristyne, translated by Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers — 202 lines in couplets
Author(s): Christine de Pisan; Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers)
Title(s): The Morale prouerbs of Cristyne
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7273. Du Castel, Christine [i.e., Christine de Pisan], The morale prouerbes of Cristyne, [London]: Enprinted by Caxton, [1478] , ff. 1-4v
First Lines:
The grete vertus of oure elders notable
Ofte to remembre is thing profitable
An happy hous is where dwelleth prudence
ffor where she is Raison is in presence…
Last Lines:
…Thende dooth shewe euery werk as hit is
Woo may he be that to god endeth mys
Note: Huntington R. B. 59135.
Attributed Title: The morale prouerbes of Cristyne (f. 1)
Editions:
Blades, William, ed. Morale Prouerbes, Composed in French by Cristyne de Pisan. London: [Blades, East & Blades], 1859; trans. Earl Rivers; repr. Caxton, 1478.
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 1.72-3 (lines 1-26, 195-202 only).
2.Source: STC 5088. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Boke of Fame...with dyuers other of hid workes, Pynson, [1526?] , sigs. e.4ra-e.5rb
First Lines:
The great vertues of our elders notable
Ofte to remembre is thyng profytable…
Last Lines:
…Thende dothe shewe euery worke as it is
Wo may he be that to god endeth mys
Note: Huntington R. B. 59135.
Attributed Title: Morall prouerbes of Christyne (sig. e.4ra); Thus endeth the morall prouerbes… (sig. e.5rb)