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IMEV 514
NIMEV 514
Between a thousand men may one I couth rime
On Woman’s Lack of Discretion — two long couplets with medial rhyme, or two cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: women, lack of discretion; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 68v
First Lines:
by twene a þousend men may on y kouþe reyme
to wom my consel y durste schowe
bote by twene al wemman neuer on kouþe yclene
wam wold myn herte knowe…
Last Lines:
…Þer of wonder none þow take of cunde
it komes hem to by swynke
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 72.