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DIMEV 5595
There was a lady
‘A shoon’, a double-entendre riddle — 9 lines
Subjects: riddles
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.75, f. 63v
First Lines:
Ther was a ladie leaned her backe to a wall
He tokke vppe peticote smokke & all…
Last Lines:
…Yet he would not leave er so
But he did ease her & please her befor he would goo
Note: ‘A shoon’ written to right. Formerly on a flyleaf of Formerly on a flyleaf of Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.76.
Attributed Title: Aenigmata
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 53.