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DIMEV 6095
IMEV 3818
NIMEV TM 1779
Two women in one house
Combinations for discord: a saw — two couplets
Note: Cf. 5217, 5318.
Subjects: proverbs; aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 379, f. 17v
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1912: 2.227.
2.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, f. 16v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.233.
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume: Libri impressi cum notis manuscriptis X.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 81-4: 83.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5758. Gerard of Vliederhoven, Cordiale quattuor novissimorum, [Westminster: William Caxton], 24 March 1479
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume: Libri impressi cum notis manuscriptis X.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 81-4: 84 (from British Library IB 49408).
2.Source: STC 3308. Boke of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms, [St Albans, 1486] , sig. f.5v
Transcription:
[tw]o wyues in oon hous
too cattys and oon mous
[two do]gges and oon boon
theis shall neuer accorde in oon
Note: CUL shelfmark, Inc. 3. J. 4. 1. (3636); part of page torn away in CUL copy, with loss of text.
Facsimiles:
Blades, William. “Introduction.” Facsimile edition of The Boke of Saint Albans by Dame Juliana Berners. London: Elliot Stock, 1881.
Hands, Rachel. “Introduction.” English Hawking and Hunting in The Boke of St Albans. Oxford: University Press, 1975.
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.59.
3.Source: STC 3309. The Manere of Hawkyng and Huntyng and also of cote armours And of the blasynge of armys [and] The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle, de Worde, 1496 , sig. e.3v
Transcription:
Two wyues in one hous
two cattys and one mous
Two dogges & one bone
thyse shall neuer acorde in one
Note: Princeton, University Library Z241.xB37.1496.
4.Source: STC 5759. Denis, the Carthusian, Here after foloweth the prologue of the foure last thynges…, [Enprynted atte westmystre]: [Wynkyn de Worde, 1496?]
Transcription:
Two wyues in one hous
two cattys and one mous
Two dogges & one bone
thyse shall neuer acorde in one