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DIMEV 6212
IMEV 3894.6
NIMEV 3894.6
Well wot her cat
A proverbial couplet
Note: Cf. 5228.
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 23v
Transcription:
Welle wot the catte
whoos brede he lykkys
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Frühmittelenglische Sprichwörter.” Englische Studien 31 (1902): 1-20: 5.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 50.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.45 (1149), f. 351
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 3362, f. 6
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. “Anecdota Literaria: Proverbs from Ms. Harley 3362, of the end of the fifteenth century.” Retrospective Review 2 (May, 1854): 309.
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 747, f. 66
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleinere mittelenglische texte.” Anglia 42 (1918): 145-224; 43 (1919): 191: 203.