The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
A charm against a wound — fourteen lines in couplets
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1600
, ff. 3v2
Þe man þat will of lechcraft ler
Red vppon þis boke
and he may ler…
…Euermor in ioy for to be
In heuen with þe
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 33996
, f. 109v
I coniure þe wounde blyue
by þe vertu of þe woundes
Of þe sone & of þe holy gost
&sey þys þre
tymes & þryes pater noster & aue
Note: Written as prose.
Ein mittelenglisches Medizinbuch.
Halle: N. Neimeyer, 1896: 162-3.
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 64 [olim Phillipps 6883]
, f. 163ra
I coniure the wonde blyve
by the vertu of the wondes fyve
Ihesu cryste bothe godde and man
Whyche ryght he vs from helle
…In the name of the fader of mygthis moste
Of the sonne and of
the home of the holy gooste
Note: Three couplets, the second and third separated by prose passage; written
“The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A
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Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America
74 (1980): 235-58: 242.