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DIMEV 2354.5
IMEV n
NIMEV n
Now ere ever I begin
A short alchemical poem — ten long lines
Note: Not in Ashmole (1652).
Subjects: alchemy



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1442, Part VI (SC 7625), p. 19
First Lines:
Nowe or ever I begyn
I will tell right by and by…
Last Lines:
…That no man lyvinge can departe
Itt will not be for colde nor hott