The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
You that have read the contents of thy book
Conclusion to Earl Rivers’ translation of Dictes of Philosophers
— three quatrains and couplets
Author(s): Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers)
Dictes of Philosophers
Subjects: translations; conclusions, to prose texts
four-line, two-line —
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 265
, f. 107
You that haue redd the cotentes of this Booke
from ende to ende with
dylygence and payne…
…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.
“The Verses in Lambeth Manuscript 265.”
Modern Language Notes
72 (1957): 3-6: 5-6.