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DIMEV 1958
IMEV 1194
NIMEV 1194
Here beth the words fair and sweet
Prognostics according to the day of the week on which New Year falls — thirty-four couplets
Note: For a different version see 5125.
Subjects: prognostications
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2125, ff. 146-146v
First Lines:
Here bith the wordes feire and swete
that ihesu schewed Esydras the prophete…
Last Lines:
…Olde men shullen dede be
And frutes well growyng & wexing on tree
Note: End flyleaf.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.” Diss. Toronto, 1981: 348-51.