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DIMEV 1197
English man Italianate
Fragment of verse — fragments of one couplet
Subjects: political verse; social comment
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 89v
Transcription:
…[ ] Englyshe manne Italyonatt
[ ] the devell [in]carnatt
Note: Rigg (1968), 145, describes as, ‘damaged and indecipherable note, perhaps a verse couplet: most of the page is lost’; preceded by Latin, perhaps a Latin version of the same, ‘[ ]de Requer[ ] / [ ] demone deterior[ ]’.