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Who that buildeth his house all of sallows
Gnomic verses — four monorhyming lines
Note: Same as Wife of Bath’s Prologue, 654-57.
Subjects: proverbs; four-line, monorhyme
Versification: — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College L.1 (235), f. 82
Transcription:
Who that buyldeth hys house all of salowes
And prichyth a blynd horse ouer the falowes
And suffreth hys wyfe to seke many halowes
God sende hym the blys of euerlastyng galowes
Note: Added to lower margin; followed by additional line, ‘Yf thyfe be not dyrectyd thenne goe they at anentez’.
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Jeremy Griffiths. “Introduction.” St. John’s College, Cambridge Manuscript L. 1. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, and Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1983.
2.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, f. 16v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.233.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Mielot, Jean, translator British Library, IB.49437: Cordiale quattuor novissimorum [French] Les quattres choses derrenieres, Translated by Jean Mielot. [Bruges: William Caxton, 1475?] , f. 1
Note: Written on f. 1.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume: Libri impressi cum notis manuscriptis X.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 81-4: 83.
2.Source: STC 3308. Boke of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms, [St Albans, 1486] , f. 1
Facsimiles:
Blades, William. “Introduction.” Facsimile edition of The Boke of Saint Albans by Dame Juliana Berners. London: Elliot Stock, 1881.
Hands, Rachel. “Introduction.” English Hawking and Hunting in The Boke of St Albans. Oxford: University Press, 1975.
3.Source: STC 3309. The Manere of Hawkyng and Huntyng and also of cote armours And of the blasynge of armys [and] The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle, de Worde, 1496 , f. 1
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.59.