The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The owl to the stone and the stone to the owl
A proverbial tag
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444)
, f. 141v
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
Meech, Sanford Brown.
“A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.”
38 (1940-41): 113-32: 120.