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NIMEV 881.77
From this world beginning
Description of the city of Rome — 70 lines in couplets
Subjects: travel poems; Rome, city of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London (Kew), Public Record Office SC 6/956/5 [Bicester Priory Bursar’s Accounts Roll, 17-18 Edward III, Michaelmas to Michaelmas], verso
First Lines:
ffro this worlde be gynyng
vnto þat cyte of rome makyng…
Last Lines:
…And in transtiuer þat cuntre
ther in be stronge ȝates thre…
Editions:
Scattergood, V. John. “An Unpublished Middle English Poem.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 203 (1967): 277-82: 279-81.