The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
With empty hand men may no hawks lure
Proverbial saying about paying for what you receive — one stanza rhyme
Note: Lines 1-2 same as lines 414-15 of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s
Subjects: proverbs; aphorisms
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Temple of Bras, or Assembly or Parliament of Fowls
Furnivall, Frederick James.
2nd ser. 18 (1871): 117.