The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The proverbs of Solomon do plainly declare
Proverbs attributed to Solomon — twenty-three stanzas ottava
Subjects: proverbs; Solomon
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 183 [olim Hawkins]
, ff. 7-9v
The proverbes of Salmon do playnly declare
That wysdome ys the
vessell that longest will endure…
…When thowe spekest let men marvell at thy shamefacenes
thow spekest not let them wondre at thy sobernes
Note: Ends, ‘Withe leavinge honour to women I ende quod Bryan’ (f.
9); written by a hand of the sixteenth century.
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