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DIMEV 5318
IMEV 3372.6
NIMEV 3372.6
The hart loveth the wood the hare loveth the hill
Satirical proverbs on women — 8 short lines, abcbdbeb (or four long lines, aaaa)
Note: Cf. a variant in Opie and Opie (1951), 200; cf. also 5217, 5224.
Subjects: satires; women, against; proverbs
Versification: — eight-line — abcbdbeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 365 [olim Ipswich County Hall deposit, Hillwood; prior Brome Hall, Suffolk], f. 1
First Lines:
The hart lovyt þe wood
The here lovyt þe hyll…
Last Lines:
…The properte of a schroe [ ]een
ys to haue hyr wyll
Note: Written two lines of verse to one line of MS; word in penultimate line partly written over.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. A Commonplace Book of the Fifteenth Century. Norwich: Kerrison, Goose, 1886: 11.