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DIMEV 1250
IMEV 754.5
NIMEV 754.5
Fair ladies I pray you tell me
A riddle on family relationships — seven lines
Note: Cf. 1251.
Subjects: riddles
Versification: — seven-line — aabcbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Westminster School 3 [olim Westminster School 10.top.17], f. 231v
Transcription:
ffayr laydis I pray yow tillme
Whos this ij Fayre cheldren be
Sir the cheldren of owr chelder be thay
And we be moders of them twyn
all bourn in wedlouck as I yow say
And to owr housbondis thay be breder playn
And yche to vther vncle sertayne
Note: In a sixteenth-century hand on the verso of the last folio of the primary text.
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “An Unpublished Late Middle English Poem.” Notes and Queries n.s. 12 [210] (1965): 327-8: 328.