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DIMEV 710
IMEV 430.8
NIMEV 430.8
At my house I have a Jay
Animal noises: a schoolboy’s exercise in translation, with Latin original — six couplets
Note: Cf. 6046, 2735, 6433.
Subjects: children’s rhymes; schoolboy exercises
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1002, f. 72
First Lines:
At my howse I have a Jaye
he can make mony diuerse leye…
Last Lines:
…he canne neye as a stede
such a byrde yt [ ] were wode to fede
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, and H. B. Wheatley, eds. Catholicon Anglicum, an English-Latin Wordbook 1483. EETS o.s. 75 (1881), repr. 1987: 82.
Wright, Cyril Ernest. “Late Middle English Parerga in a School Collection.” Review of English Studies n.s. 2 (1951): 114-20: 117.