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If Christmas day on the Monday be
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls: the Monday section only — six 6-line stanzas
Note: For complete texts see 3122 and 3245.
Subjects: prognostications; didactic verse
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, f. 153v
First Lines:
Yf crystmas day on the SondayMunday be
A trobolus wynter ye shall see…
Last Lines:
…Shalbe myghtye & stronge persay
Of wytte full Reasounabyll
Note: ‘Sonday’ in the first line has been corrected in a later hand to ‘Munday’ (f. 153v).
Editions:
Denham, Michael Aislabie. A Collection of proverbs and popular sayings relating to the seasons, the weather, and agricultural pursuits, gathered chiefly from Oral Tradition. Percy Society 20. London: Richards, 1846: 69-70.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 18-19.