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DIMEV 6637
IMEV 4145.5
NIMEV 4145.5
Whoso will abide
A proverbial saying advising patience, translating ‘Non nimis expectat quisquis sua commoda spectat’ — one couplet
Subjects: proverbs; advice; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 15v
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 45.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 7v
Transcription:
Who so wolle abyde
he shall wel be tyde
Note: Latin follows.
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 97.