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IMEV 442
NIMEV 442
At this gate the law is set
Poormen keep away — two couplets
Subjects: poverty
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.4.4, f. 103
Transcription:
At þis ȝate þe laghe is sette
Poure men here ne slepes ne ette
Bot achilles þe knyght of prawesse
Plato þe wys and dyane þe goddesse
Note: Immediately followed by 966 as one work.
Attributed Title: Anglicum priorum versuum (f. 103)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.499.
2.Source: Basel, Basel University Library B.VIII.4, f. 93Basel
Editions:
Meyer, Gustav, and Max Burckhardt. Die mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Basel, beschreibendes Verzeichnis. Abteilung B, Theologische Pergamenthandschriften. Basel: Verlag der Universitätsbibliothek, 1960-1975: 852.