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A woman bearing a virginal mouth
John Capgrave, translation of a Latin tag, ‘Virginis hos habitum que gerens mirabile dictu…’ in his Solace of Pilgrimys — three long unrhymed lines
Author(s): John Capgrave
Title(s): Solace of Pilgrimys
Subjects: Nativity; Christ, birth of; prophecies
Versification: — three-line — abc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, All Souls College 17, f. 112v
Transcription:
A woman bering a virginall mouth and a virginall habite meruele to sey
Neyþer of oure kinrede ne of oure blode hathe a bore a child
The late comyng of þis dredfull lorde songe þe former prophetis
Editions:
Hingeston, Francis Charles, ed. Johannis Capgrave liber de illustribus Henricis. Rolls Series 7 (1858; repr. Kraus, 1970): 359.