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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 847
NIMEV 516.55
Beware how thou the body cut
Warnings about when to and when not to let blood — seven couplets
Subjects: bloodletting; calendars; medicine
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 64 [olim Phillipps 6883], f. 13v
First Lines:
BIware howe thou the body keytte
ffor the blode may not to faste out fleitte…
Last Lines:
…An evill daye & an evill howre
And the signe that dothe no socowre
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 240.