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Was it never my kind
A couplet in Nicholas Bozon’s Contes moralisés
Author(s): Nicholas Bozon
Title(s): Contes moralisés
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 126
Transcription:
Was it nevere my kynd
Chese in welleȝ grond to fynde
For was hyt never myn kynd
Chese in welle to fynd
Note: Repeated in MS.
Editions:
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 210.
2.Source: London, Gray’s Inn 12, f. 43
Transcription:
Was it neuere my kynd
chese in weelz grond to fynde
Note: Written as prose, line 25 on folio.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 151.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 59.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 46.