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DIMEV 1396
For there beth many oxen heads and bones
Instructions of the Mayor of Exeter John Shillingford to his servant, one ‘Germyn’ on removal of oxen heads and bones from the lane beneath ‘Flsssh Folde Yeate’ before arrival, from the Shillingford Letters — three monorhyming lines
Subjects: letters, domestic; instruction, to servants; letters
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Exeter, Corporation Archives, Letters, ?Nov. or Dec., 1447
Transcription:
for ther lieth many oxen hedes and bonys
that they be removed away for the nonys
ayenst my comyng as sone as y may by cokkis bonys
Note: Written as prose, in letter of John Shillingford to his fellows, written at London, ?Nov. or Dec, 1447.
Editions:
Moore, Stuart A., ed. Letters and Papers of John Shillingford, Mayor of Exeter 1447-50. Camden Society n. s. 11. 1871: 23.