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DIMEV 55
IMEV 39.5
NIMEV TM 13
A good scholar if thou wilt be
A proverbial couplet
Note: Followed by 54 other proverbs, some in couplets, many single-lined; Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 13.
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4191
Transcription:
A good scoler yf þou wilt be
Arise erly & worship þe trinite
Note: In a collection of 55 proverbs in English and Latin.
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 201.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 129.