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DIMEV 6594
IMEV 4117
NIMEV 4117
Whose conscience be cumbered and be not clean
Against censoriousness — two couplets
Note: Cf. 4954, and see Whiting (1968), S492.
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), f. 1
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.26, f. 240
Transcription:
Whos conscience is greuyd combred and stondith nott clene
Of a nothir man is dedis the wursse woll he deme
Deme nott my dedis though thyne be noght
Say whate thow wilte knowyst nott my thowgh
Note: Followed immediately by 1112.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.205.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 86ra
Note: Included in 917.
Editions:
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969.
4.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, f. 94
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.292.