The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5313
IMEV 3372.1
NIMEV TP 1744.5
The great virtues of our elders notable
Christine de Pisan, The Morale prouerbs of Cristyne, translated by Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers — 202 lines in couplets
Author(s): Christine de Pisan; Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers)
Title(s): The Morale prouerbs of Cristyne
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7273. Du Castel, Christine [i.e., Christine de Pisan], The morale prouerbes of Cristyne, [London]: Enprinted by Caxton, [1478] , ff. 1-4v
First Lines:
The grete vertus of oure elders notable
Ofte to remembre is thing profitable
An happy hous is where dwelleth prudence
ffor where she is Raison is in presence…
Last Lines:
…Thende dooth shewe euery werk as hit is
Woo may he be that to god endeth mys
Note: Huntington R. B. 59135.
Attributed Title: The morale prouerbes of Cristyne (f. 1)
Blades, William, ed. Morale Prouerbes, Composed in French by Cristyne de Pisan. London: [Blades, East & Blades], 1859; trans. Earl Rivers; repr. Caxton, 1478.
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 1.72-3 (lines 1-26, 195-202 only).
2.Source: STC 5088. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Boke of Fame...with dyuers other of hid workes, Pynson, [1526?] , sigs. e.4ra-e.5rb
First Lines:
The great vertues of our elders notable
Ofte to remembre is thyng profytable…
Last Lines:
…Thende dothe shewe euery worke as it is
Wo may he be that to god endeth mys
Note: Huntington R. B. 59135.
Attributed Title: Morall prouerbes of Christyne (sig. e.4ra); Thus endeth the morall prouerbes… (sig. e.5rb)