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A good wife and a fair
A proverbial couplet from Salomon and Marcolphus
Subjects: proverbs; women, praise of; debates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22905. Salomon and Marcolphus, Leeu, Antwerp, c. 1492
Transcription:
A good wyf and a fayre
Is to her husbonde a pleasure
Editions:
Duff, Edward Gordon, ed. The Dialogue or counseling between the wise King Salomon and Marcolphus. Facs. ed. of The Dyalogus…betwxt…Salomon and Marcolphus (STC 22905). London: Lawrence and Butler, Aberdeen UP, 1892.