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DIMEV 114
IMEV 73
NIMEV 73
A man that will of wisdom lere / Harken to the book of prophecies here
Prognostics for the year, according to the day on which New Year falls, with a Prologue of twenty-two lines.
Note: For MSS without the Prologue see 5125; for others with a 16-line Prologue see 6829.
Subjects: prognostications; weather
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 75v-78
First Lines:
A man þat will of wisdam lere
herkyn to þe boke of professes here…
Last Lines:
…Many beestes I þe telle
In þat ȝere shall be quell
Note: After prologue, text begins, line 23, ‘Take we nowþat ilke ȝere / þat begynnes in Janiuere…’.
Attributed Title: prophecy (f. 75v)
Editions:
Hardwick, Charles. “Prognostications Drawn from the Day of the Week on Which the New Year Commences.” Notes and Queries 2nd ser. 1 (1856): 273-5: 273-5.
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 208-14.
Förster, Max. “Beiträge zur mittelalterlichen Volkskunde, VI-VII.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 128 (1912): 55-71; 285-308: 292-3.