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DIMEV 836
Better it is a lie be mold by Reason
Proverbial couplet comparing a lie based on reason and truth spoken out of season — one couplet
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3), f. 247
Transcription:
Bettyr it ys a lye be mold by Resoun
Thanne throgth be Spoken owtt off Seyssoun
Note: Added to end flyleaf by hand of s. xvi.
Attributed Author: Quod Wyllughby (f. 247)