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DIMEV 748
Back bent smock rent
‘A Test’, a double-entendre riddle — 6 lines
Subjects: riddles; ribaldry
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.75, f. 63v
Transcription:
Backe bent smocke rent
Slipperie yt was & in yt went
Thrust in stiffe standinging(sic)
But comes out lither dropping
Stiff standing roughe handling
Bettween a womans legges in a morning
Note: ‘a test’ to right of text. Formerly on a flyleaf of Formerly on a flyleaf of Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.76.
Attributed Title: Aenigmata
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 54.