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DIMEV 5317
IMEV 3372.5
NIMEV 3372.5
The hare went the market scarlet for to sell
Proverbial couplet translating ‘Forum lepus petabat…
Subjects: proverbs; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444), f. 143v
Transcription:
The hare wente þe markyth scharlyt forto syll
The grehoun stode hym be fore mony for to tell
Note: Translating, ‘Forum lepus petabat…’ (2 lines), which follows it
Editions:
Meech, Sanford Brown. “A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.” Modern Philology 38 (1940-41): 113-32: 124.
Orme, Nicholas. “Children and Literature in Medieval England.” Medium Ævum 68 (1999): 218-46: 221.