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IMEV 3919
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What way didest thou wink when thou a wife took
The Trials of Marriage — two couplets
Note: Cf. 2321.
Subjects: marriage, trials of
Versification: — two-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734)
Transcription:
What why dedist þou wynk whan þou a wyf toke
þou haddest ueuer mor ned brodde to loke
a man þat wedyth a wyfe whan he wynkyth
But he star afterward wonder me thynkyth
Editions:
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 35.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 37.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 565.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 65-6.