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For a man that is almost blind
‘A good medycyn for sor eyen’ (a burlesque medical receipt) — two 6-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘A good medycyn for sor eyen’
Subjects: recipes, medical; parodies
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 21v
First Lines:
for a man þat is almost blynd
lat hym go barhed all day a gey þe wynd…
Last Lines:
…As well at mydnyȝt as at none
I schal lese my ryȝt arme
Editions:
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous: 13.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 23.
Jones, Ida B. “Popular Medical Knowledge in Fourteenth Century English Literature.” Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine 5 (1937): 405-51, 538-88: 575.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 102.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 312.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 523.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 235.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 474.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 113-14.