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DIMEV 5361
The kings qwostrown [question?] wot this
Fragment of a riddling story regarding the question of relative strengths of wine and women — 13 lines in rough couplets
Note: Much faded and difficult to read.
Subjects: advice; counsel; aphorisms; women, against
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Boston, MA, Boston Public Library med. 94 (1521) [olim Campbell; Robinson Sale Cat. 74, 1944, No. 268 and Robinson Sale Cat. 76, 1947, No. 233], f. 74v
First Lines:
The kengis qwostrown wot thys
of thangis qwhyllc þat strangast is
The wyn the woman or þu brenge
And þat thay sowld apon this theng…
Last Lines:
…That þu by dyuers oponyown
of argomentis qwht þan…
Note: Difficult to read.