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As much as gnaws
A translation of lines in Virgil in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book II, Cap. 44) — two couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 178.5.
Author(s): John Trevisa; Virgil; Ranulf Higden
Title(s): Polychronicon
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 83 (T.3.21): this is Brut chronicle, not Polychronicon; New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M875 [olim Helmingham Hall]: this is Trevisa’s De Proprietatibus, not Polychronicon; Manchester, Chetham’s Library 11379 [Mun. A.6.90]: this copy of Trevisa’s tran. of Higden’s Polychronicon missing Book II, chapter 18 to Book III, c. chapter 27 once on folios now lost between ff. 74 and 75.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College H.1 (204), f. 66ra
Transcription:
as moche as gnawes
bestes Inneþ dawes
So moche eft bringeþ
dew cold in a nyȝt
Editions:
Babington, Churchill, and Joseph Rawson Lumby, eds. Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis. 9 vols. Rolls Series 41 (1865-66; repr. Kraus, 1964): 2.39.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 24194, f. 67vb
Transcription:
As mech as gnawes
bestes longe Inneþ dawes
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius D.VII, Part 1, f. 40v
Transcription:
As moche as gnawes
bestes long in þe dawes
so moche eft bryngeþ
deu cold wel schort in a nyȝt
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 1900, f. 79v
Transcription:
As myche as gnawes
bestes long Inneþe dawes
So myche efte bryngeþ
dewe colde in a nyȝt
Note: Written as prose.
5.Source: London, British Library Stowe 65, f. 30ra
Transcription:
As muche as gnawes
bestis longe inne þe dawes
So muche eft bryngeþ
dew coold wel schort in a niȝte
Note: Written as prose. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
6.Source: Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library 21, f. 42rb
Transcription:
as moche as gnawes
longe jnneþ dawes
so moche eft bryngiþ
dew cold in a nyȝt
7.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 28561 [olim Burghley], f. 76rb
Transcription:
as myche as gnawes
bestes longe Inne þe dawes
So myche este bringeþ
dewe colde in a nyȝt
Note: Written as prose in Polychronicon, Book I, cap. 44.
8.Source: Oslo and London, Schøyen Collection 194 [olim Penrose 12]



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13440a. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Discripcion of Britayne & also [of] Irlonde, Caxton, 1480 , f. ivv
Note: And other early printed editions [verse not in copy of this STC in CUL].