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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 5711
NIMEV 3612.88
This is my mistress book
Bookplate for a woman’s book — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Subjects: bookplates; women
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 136 [olim Phillipps 8858], f. 80
Transcription:
Thys my mystrys boke
Who ovteyth hym forto have
Who so whovlde A genstey loke
ye ys a vere knave
Note: Added to top margin in text of the Brut, by a sixteenth-century hand.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 253.