The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The higher that the plums be
Proverbial saying about reaching for the unattainable — two
Subjects: aphorisms; proverbs
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 131 [olim Buccleuch, Quaritch Cats. 303, 304]
, f. 66
The heyer that the ploumes be
The heyer that the tre Be
Ryppere be the plomes
the [ ] fer that…
Added to lower margin by a hand of sixteenth century; last line mostly
indecipherable; possibly related to 837
“The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A
Checklist of Addenda.”
Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America
74 (1980): 235-58: 253 (lines 1-2).
Dutschke, C. W.
Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington
2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.175.