The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5021
IMEV 3209
NIMEV 3209
Spend and God shall send
On Penny — five lines
Note: Cf. 4361.
Subjects: money
Versification: — five-line — abbbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 851 (SC 3041), flyleaf, f. 2v
Spend and God send alleluia
spare and go bare tristicia
Note: A single line in an anthology table of contents.
Rigg, A. George. “Medieval Latin Poetic Anthologies (II).” Mediaeval Studies 40 (1978): 396-409: 405.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 15v
Spende & god wyl sende
spare & euere bare
Note: Lines 1-2 only.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 45.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 261/665, f. 234rb
spend and god schal sende
spare and ermor care
non penni non ware
non catel non care
go penni go
Note: Added by another hand; 5 lines, abbbc, with internal rhyme in the short ‘a’ and ‘c’ lines.
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. 2 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1907: 1.317.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 429; 1977, 448.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 57.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 550.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 65.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 558.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 96-7.
Scattergood, V. John. Politics and Poetry in the Fifteenth Century. London: Blandford Press, 1971: 336.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 114.
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2232, f. 9v
Note: Variant, 4 lines.
5.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 7
Spende & god woll sende
spare & euer bare
Note: Written all on one line; translating ‘Expendas late mittet deus omnia grate / Expensis parce viues par secula parce’, which follows.
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 96.