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The owl to the stone and the stone to the owl
A proverbial tag
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444), f. 141v
Transcription:
the owle to þe stone and þe stone to þe owle
but euer a bydyth þe sely owle
Note: Translating ‘Seu vngo lapidi iactetur…’, which follows.
Editions:
Meech, Sanford Brown. “A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.” Modern Philology 38 (1940-41): 113-32: 120.