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Til horse foot thou never fraist
Warning against trusting women — one couplet translating a Latin aphorism from Babio in Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Book XIV, Chap. xxxii)
Author(s): John de Fordun
Title(s): Scotichronicon
Subjects: women, against; chronicles, verse in; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 171, f. 306
Transcription:
Til hors fote þu neuer fraist
til hondes toth no womannis faith
Note: Written as prose. Robbins and Cutler (1965) has ‘traist’, which may be what is intended, but is not what the scribe wrote.