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The surmounting pleasure who can express
Leconfield proverbs: a dialogue between ‘the part sensatyue’ and ‘the part intellectyue’ on the vanity of human delights
Subjects: proverbs, Leconfield; dialogues; vanity, against worldly
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 D.II, ff. 195v-197v
First Lines:
The sermountynge pleasure who can expresse.
Whiche is in armony of songe & the swetnesse.…
Last Lines:
…Loue and dreade hym and in heuyn thou shalt reigne.
When all other thynge is vanite That is not vayne.
Note: “ffinis” in rubric following last verse (f. 197v).
Attributed Title: The prouerbis of the garett over the bayne at lekingfelde (f. 195v, in rubric)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Royal 18 D II. 2015; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Royal_MS_18_D_II.
Editions:
Grose, Francis. The Antiquarian Repertory. 4 vols. London, 1775; 2nd ed., 1779-84; new ed. London: Jeffery, 1807-09: 4.396.
Flügel, Ewald. “Kleinere Mitteilungen aus handschriften: Die proverbs von Lekenfield und Wreksil (Yorks.)” Anglia 14 (1892): 471-97: 473-6.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 395.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 193-9.