SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 5892
Though thou have a fair face
A translation of Virgil, Ecologues II.17-18 — one quatrain (abab)
Title(s): Ecologues
Subjects: translations
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.126, f. 12v
Transcription:
Þoȝ þou habbe a fayr [face]
ne treyst þou noȝt to meche þeron
Þe primerole wile sone deface
blak horte gedereþ many mon
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 72-3.