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IMEV 4042.5
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When the snail runneth and the sea burneth
One gnomic couplet on cast of the dice (?)
Subjects: dice
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2788, f. 53v3
Transcription:
Whan þe snail renneþ and þe see brenneþ
And asse is goode chauncour þe worth a trewe executour