The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Thine father was a bond man
High birth is of no value — one quatrain in a sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; vanity, against worldly
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746)
, f. 174
þin ffadere was a bond mand
þin moder curtesye non
Euery beste þat leuyth now
Is of more fredam þan
Fletcher, Alan J.
“Selected Verses from Bodleian Library MS Lat. Th. D.1.”
90 (1989): 163-6: 164.