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DIMEV 6601
IMEV 4120.6
NIMEV 4120.6
Whoso can read may tell by mouth
A story of an unhappy boy — one introductory rhyme royal stanza and 18 lines in quatrains
Note: Cf. 45.
Subjects: tales
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 432, f. 64v
First Lines:
Who so can rede may telle be mowthe
Here is a story þat offt is previd…
Last Lines:
…Here þe knaue haþe no drede
Whan þe preste vp þe ofte doþe liffte
Note: Ends imperfectly.
Attributed Title: A story of an onhappy boye (f. 64v)
Editions:
Brotanek, Rudolph. Mittelenglische Dichtungen aus der Handschrift 432 des Trinity College in Dublin. Halle: Niemeyer, 1940: 93.