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DIMEV 6868
IMEV 4273.8
NIMEV 4273.8
You that have read the contents of thy book
Conclusion to Earl Rivers’ translation of Dictes of Philosophers — three quatrains and couplets
Note: Cf. 5661
Author(s): Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers)
Title(s): Dictes of Philosophers
Subjects: translations; conclusions, to prose texts
Versification: — four-line, two-line — ababcdcdefefgg



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 265, f. 107
First Lines:
You that haue redd the cotentes of this Booke
from ende to ende with dylygence and payne…
Last Lines:
…Concyder thys and labour to excede
the paynymes lyfe by ffaythe and vertuous dede
Note: Written in an early sixteenth-century hand.
Attributed Author: The monogram ‘NER’ (or possibly ‘TER’) appears below the verse.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “The Verses in Lambeth Manuscript 265.” Modern Language Notes 72 (1957): 3-6: 5-6.