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DIMEV 5629
IMEV 3561.5
NIMEV 3561.5
Thieves friend and lords purse
A riddle on money, translating Latin ascribed to St. Jerome — one couplet
Subjects: Jerome, saint; riddles; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 828 (SC 2695), f. 229
Transcription:
þeues frend and louerdes porse
Comune chest & crystes corse
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Utley, Francis Lee. “The Layman’s Complaint and the Friar’s Answer.” Harvard Theological Review 38 (1945): 141-7: 109.