The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Well were him that wist / To whom he might trust
A proverbial couplet
Same as lines 1-2 of 6208
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444)
, f. 144
Well were hym þat wyst
to wam he myst tryst
Note: Translating ‘Euax qui si ret…’, which precedes;
English portion all written on one line.
Meech, Sanford Brown.
“A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.”
38 (1940-41): 113-32: 125.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626)
, f. 17
Welle were hym þat to wham he myȝht trist
And so were hym
þat knew false fro þe trewe
“Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.”
Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München
E. Stollreither, ed.
Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 46.
Sir Arthur Evans, a ring: Exhibition of Eng. Med. Art, London, 1930, Item 862.