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DIMEV 6554
IMEV 4095
NIMEV 4095
Who of plenty will take no heed
A moralizing couplet, included in a longer series of proverbs against lending money
Note: Cf. 2757, 5112.
Subjects: money; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 32 (SC 14526), f. 55
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “The Prouerbis of Wysdom.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 90 (1893): 241-68: 247.
Smith, William George. The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; rev. ed. 1948: 507.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 57
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 294
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.344.
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 75v
Transcription:
he þat in welth will tak no heid
he sall haif falt in tyme of neid
Note: Follows 513 as if part of same text.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
5.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 122
Transcription:
Quha in welth takis no heid
he sall hafe falt in tyme of neid
Note: Second occurrence in MS; immediately follows 513 and precedes 6330.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 346.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.324; 3.43.
6.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 147
Transcription:
Quha in welth takis no heid
He sall haif falt in tyme of neid
Note: Third occurrence in MS; immediately follows 2757 and precedes 6330.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 346.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.324; 3.43.