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Well worth the sufferance that abates strife
‘And wo worthe the hastinesce þat reues man his lif’ — a couplet in Nicolas Bozon’s Contes moralisés
Author(s): Nicholas Bozon
Title(s): Contes moralisés
Subjects: aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 122
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1288, f. 94v
Transcription:
Well worthe suffrawns þat abatyth stryfe
And who worthe hastyness þat reuyth manys lyfe
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 20.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 58.
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 203.
Herbert, John Alexander. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of MSS. in the British Museum. Vol. 3. London, 1910: 3.101.
3.Source: London, Gray’s Inn 12, f. 19
Transcription:
Wel wurch suffraunce þat abatez strif
& wo wurch hastinesce þat reues man his lif
Note: Written as prose six lines from bottom.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 20.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 58.
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 203.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature II.” Leeds Studies in English 6 (1937): 30-49: 45.