The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
A nice wife A back door / Maketh often times a rich man poor
On erring wives — one couplet
Subjects: wives, erring; women, erring
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 12 E.XVI
, f. 34v
A wanton wife and a bak dore
wil make a rech man to be poor
Written as prose. Marginal inscription. Preceded by 190
Attributed Author: By me Thomas (f. 34v)
3.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXII
, f. 44v
Nichols, John Gough,
The Boke of Noblesse; Addressed to King Edward the Fourth on his
Invasion of France in 1475.
. London: Nichols, 1860; repr. NY: Franklin, 1972: lvi.
Warner, Sir George Frederic, and Julius P. Gilson, eds.
Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the old Royal and King’s
4 vols. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1921: 2.295.