Middle English quotations are cited from the edition by Ronald B. Herzman et al.; Modern English translations from Roger Sherman Loomis and Laura Hibbard Loomis (eds.) Medieval Romances (New York: Modern Library, 1957), to which page-numbers also refer.
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- Hope maketh fol man ofte blenkes.
- Hope often tricks a fool.
- Line 307; p. 290.
- Ther God wile helpen, nouth ne dereth.
- Whom God will help, nothing can harm.
- Line 649; p. 292.
- Lith and selthe felawes are.
- Speed companions success.
- Line 1339; p. 298.
- Dwelling haveth ofte scathe wrouth.
- Delay has often done harm.
- Line 1353; p. 298.
- He was ful wis that first yaf mede.
- Wise was he who first gave meed.
- Line 1635; p. 299.
- Old sinne makes newe shame.
- Old sin makes new shame.
- Line 2461; p. 305.