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DIMEV 1570
God made all mankind [God made all mankynd]
On the influences of the elements, humours, and zodiac upon the body, and on phlebotomy — 132 lines, generally in couplets
Note: Cf. 5395.
Subjects: bloodletting; medicine
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 210 (SC 6795), Part 1, f. 9
First Lines:
God made all mankynd þat lyues on þe erthe
Of iiij elementys als we in bokys rede…
Last Lines:
…þit þis is xij syns in þe ȝodyak spere
þat er synid to þe xij partys of þe lyms sere…
Note: 56 lines; ends incomplete.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “A Middle English Verse Compendium of Astrological Medicine.” Medical History 28 (1984): 406-19: 411-19.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 610, ff. 5-6
First Lines:
God mad al mankynde þat lyues on þis erthe
of foure elementis als we in boke rede…
Last Lines:
…þe bus blede on alle foure þi balis for to bete
& sithen wiþ vinegre harde frote þi fete
fayr be falle þe blod later
Editions:
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. “Observations upon the Extracts from an Ancient English Medical MS. in the Royal Library of Stockholm.” Archaeologia 30 (1844): 419-29: 420 (extract).
Mooney, Linne R. “Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.” Diss. Toronto, 1981.
Mooney, Linne R. “A Middle English Verse Compendium of Astrological Medicine.” Medical History 28 (1984): 406-19: 411-19 (excerpts).