The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 250
Before thou pretend any evil in thy heart
Remember the end, ‘quod Carter’ — one couplet
Subjects: advice, moral; death, approach of; mortality
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9
, f. 54v
Be fore thou pretend any will in thyn harte
Remembre the end when thou
Added to left margin sideways, bottom to top, by same hand as 4146
; but not same hand as 3010
in same MS; elsewhere author identified as Thomas
Attributed Author: quod Carter (f. 54v)
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds.
Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse
s.s. 19 (2002).
Furnivall, Frederick James,
ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems.
vol. 1. EETS
e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925)
73; rev. J.
Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 181.