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DIMEV 1169
IMEV 703.5
NIMEV 703.5
Earth out of earth cleansen pure
Alchemical verses — six couplets
Subjects: alchemy
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1487, Part II (SC 7654), f. 72
First Lines:
Earthe out of erthe clensed pure
By earthe of hyme selfe thorough his nature…
Last Lines:
…In his owne nature he altereth cleane
into a purer substaunce (ye wott what I meane)