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DIMEV 6544
Who getteth much money and doth dispend more
Aphoristic advice on saving, translating a French proverb — one couplet
Subjects: aphorisms; advice, legal; money, use of; wealth, wise use of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 59, f. 130v
Transcription:
Who gettyth mouche money & dooth despend more
Nedyth no coffre to key vp hys store
Note: Added to MS by Robert Lytylboureng Saywell, below witness to ownership of the volume by Thomas Wall, Windsor Herald in 1525, with French version above, ‘Qui bien gaigne et qui plus fort despent / Riens ne Luy fault pour mucer son argent’.