The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3383
IMEV 2078
NIMEV 2078
Man that will of wisdom hearen / At wise Hendyng he may leren
The Proverbs of Hendyng, with six introductory lines prefixed
Note: For other MSS see 2834.
Author(s): Hendyng
Title(s): The Proverbs of Hendyng
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — six-line — aabccb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 4407 (19)h
First Lines:
At wise hending he may lerne
þat was marcolfes sone…
Last Lines:
…þer if it mote hand all is wille
Wilton nilton it schal spille
Note: Lines 2-36 only
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 351/568, f. 104v
Meni man syngat
wan he hom bringat
A fayr ȝung wys [sic]
& hym he by þoȝte
& wyste wat he broȝte
a myȝte wepe all hys lyf
Note: Six lines rhyming aabccb.
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Laing, Margaret. Catalogue of sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English. Cambridge: UP, 1993: p. ? (first three lines only, listing as f. 102v, and mistranscribing ‘wyf’ at end third line).
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, ff. 125ra-127ra
First Lines:
Mon þat wol of wysdam heren
At wyse Hendyng he may leren…
Last Lines:
…þat sit in heuene vs aboue
Ȝeue vs god endynge
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