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With this beetle been they beaten
Warning of the punishment for voluntarily choosing poverty or mendicancy, at the end of cap. IV in Dives and Pauper — two couplets
Subjects: friars, criticism/satire of; testaments; poverty
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 750 (SC 6621)
Note: Variant form of Dives and Pauper, consisting of extracts; may not include this portion.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 295 (SC 21869)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. theol. d. 36
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. theol. e.1
5.Source: London, British Library Harley 149
6.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 C.XX, f. 122v
Transcription:
with þis betil be þei betyn
þat her childryn her good schal letyn
& ȝeuyn awey al her þing
& gone hem self on beggyng
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 C.XXI, f. 95v
Transcription:
Wyt þis betyl be þey betyn
þat her chyldren her gode schal letyn
And ȝeuyn a wey al her þyng
And gone hem self on beggyng
Note: Written as prose.
8.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 270 (U.4.16), f. 113v
Transcription:
With þis betyl ben þey betyn
Þat to her childryn her good schul letyn
& ȝeuen awey al her þing
& gon hym self a beggyng
Editions:
Barnum, Priscilla Heath, ed. Dives and Pauper. EETS 2 vols. o.s. 275 (1976) and o.s. 280 (1980): 1.313.
9.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 5
10.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 228



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19212. Diues & pauper, Pynson, 1493
2.Source: STC 19213. Diues & pauper, de Worde, 1496
Attributed Title: Threnorum iiij
Editions:
Sheeran, Francis J. “Ten Verse Fragments in Dives and Pauper.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 76 (1975): 257-70: 269.
3.Source: STC 19214. Diues & pauper, Berthelet, 1536