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DIMEV 1585
IMEV 964.5
NIMEV 964.5
God speed the plow
A caption for a picture of a man ploughing (in one MS of Piers Plowman) — one couplet
Note: Cf. Tilley (1950), G 223; and see 1586, 2458.
Title(s): Piers Plowman
Subjects: agriculture; prayers, domestic; illustrations, verses accompanying
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 293, f. iv
Transcription:
God spede the plowgh
And send vs corne ynowgh
Note: On a slip of paper bound in before f. 1, possibly cut from a leaf that originally had an illustration as Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.14 (594).
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.14 (594), f. iiiv
Transcription:
God spede þe plouȝ
& sende us korne i now
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 2.64.