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DIMEV 6257
IMEV 3917.5
NIMEV TM 1835
What thing resteth now not and then among
On the need for rest — a couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 1835; Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 2137.
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 58
Transcription:
What thing resteth not now & then amonge
But still travayleth cannot endure longe
Note: Added by a hand of the sixteenth century.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 187.