SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 6568
IMEV 4102
NIMEV 4102
Who that cometh to an house
Advice to take what you can find or what you bring — one 6-line stanza accompanied with Latin
Subjects: advice
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 315 (SC 2712), f. 268
Note: Occurs with 1879, 2711, 4102, 6644; all originally copied from Cornwall, olim Launceston Priory, a wall inscription, no longer visible.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Wall Verses at Launceston Priory.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 200 (1963): 338-43: 342.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 562.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 47
Transcription:
hoo that comyȝt to an howse
loke he be noo thynge dongerowse
To take soche as he fyndyȝt
And yf he woll not do so
Reson a greeȝt there too
To take suche as he bryngyȝt
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: 35 (orig. ed.).



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Cornwall, olim Launceston Priory, a wall inscription, no longer visible
Editions:
Rose-Troup, Frances. “Verses in the Hall at Launceston.” Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 19 (1937): 154-6: 154-6.