The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
For when the hound gnaweth the bone
One proverbial couplet in a sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; proverbs
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII
, f. 81v1
ffor when þe hounde knawithe þe bone
þan of felishippe
kepeþ he none
Note: Written as prose.
Ross, W. O.,
Middle English Sermons from British Museum MS. Royal 18 B.
o.s. 209 (1940); repr. 1987: 89.