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Leconfield proverbs: ‘The counsell of Aristotell’ — thirty-four couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 168.
Title(s): ‘The counsell of Aristotell’
Subjects: proverbs; inscriptions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 D.II, f. 205v-206v
First Lines:
APPly to the best gyftis geuen to the.
And vj speciall doctryne thow shalt lerne of me.…
Last Lines:
…After this mater yf thou thy lyf spende.
Thy name shalbe Inmortall vnto the worldes ende.
Attributed Author: Aristotell (f. 205v)
Attributed Title: The counsell of Aristotell whiche he gaue to Alexander kinge of macedony in the syde of the garet of the gardynge in lekyngfelde (f. 205v, 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: 4.409 (2nd ed.).
Flügel, Ewald. “Die Gedichte der Köningin Elisabeth.” Anglia 14 (1892): 346-61: 487-9.