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Who that maketh in Christmas a dog to his larder
Proverbial moral advice — two couplets
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 46
Transcription:
hoo so makyt at crystysmas a dogge lardyner
And yn march a sowe gardyner
And yn may a foole of euery wysmanys counsayll
he schall neuer haue goode larder
ne fayre gardyn nother counsayll well y keptt
Note: Beginning with a couplet but changing to prose or blank verse thereafter.
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: 246.
Rigg, A. George, ed. Glastonbury Miscellany of the Fifteenth Century. Oxford, 1968.
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.
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume: Libri impressi cum notis manuscriptis X.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 81-4: 83.
3.Source: London, British Library Printed Book IB.49408 (Alliaco1480), f. 34v



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 3308. Boke of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms, [St Albans, 1486] , f. 34v
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.
2.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. 34v
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.59.