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DIMEV 6704
Wise men are blind
On the evils of the time, trans. ‘Prudente ceci cognati degenerantur…’ — one monorhyming quatrain
Subjects: proverbs; translations; evils of the time; abuses of the age
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], ff. 75v-76
Transcription:
Wysse men are blynd
& kynnysmen are vnkynde
dethe ys oute of mynde
and frende can no man fynde
Note: Latin follows.
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.