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DIMEV 2135
I asked Philosophy how I should
Three impossibilities — 5 couplets
Subjects: impossibilities; dialogues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lincoln’s Inn Hale 90, f. 50
Transcription:
I asked Philosophie how I should
Haue of her the thing I would
Shee answered mee when I was able
To make the water malliable
Or els the way if I could finde
To measure out a yard of winde
Then shalt thou haue thine owne desire
When thou canst weighe an ounce of ffire
Vnles that thou canst doe theise three
Content thy Selfe thou getst not mee
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “Middle English Verse in London, Lincoln’s Inn, MS Hale 90.” Journal of the Early Book Society 2 (1999): 182-3: 182.