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This book let translate here in sight
Earl Rivers’ dedicatory verses to his translation of Dictes of Philosophers, a verbatim copy of The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, Caxton, 1477 (November, 1477), dated about six weeks later — six couplets
Note: Cf. 4231, 6868; non-source-specific editions are Park (1806), 1.216; Dibdin (1810), 1.62-63
Author(s): Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers)
Title(s): Dictes of Philosophers (Rivers)
Subjects: dedications
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library B11



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 265, f. viv
Transcription:
This boke late translate here in sight
By Antony Erle that vertueux knyght
Please it to accepte to youre noble grace
And at youre conuenient leysoure and space
It to see rede and vnderstond
A precious Iewell for alle youre lond
ffor therin is taught howe and in what wyse
Men vertues shulde vse and vices despise
The Subgettes theire Princes euer obeye
And they theim in right defend ay
Thus to do every man in his degre
Graunte of his grace the Trinite
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “The Verses in Lambeth Manuscript 265.” Modern Language Notes 72 (1957): 3-6: 4-5.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7273. Du Castel, Christine [i.e., Christine de Pisan], The morale prouerbes of Cristyne, [London]: Enprinted by Caxton, [1478] 1v