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With empty hand men may no hawks lure
Proverbial saying about paying for what you receive — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Lines 1-2 same as lines 414-15 of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue.
Subjects: proverbs; aphorisms
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5091. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Temple of Bras, or Assembly or Parliament of Fowls, Caxton, 1477?
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Trial Forwards. Chaucer Society 2nd ser. 18 (1871): 117.