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DIMEV 2380
IMEV 1422.3
NIMEV C16
If on the rocks of Scylla and Charybdis I do chance
To his mistress — three long couplets
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.12 (34), pastedown on back cover
First Lines:
Yf on the Rockes of Scilla and caribdis I doe chaunce
dame thetis shall not shewer prevaile thoughe sauegarde she aduaunce…
Last Lines:
…What shall I saye I wilbe thyng as thow arte myne allweye
till attroppos doe breke my threede I will thee not denaye
Note: Added by a late sixteenth- or seventeenth-century hand. Also on this pastedown, ‘Remember god wyth harte and mynde’ I Baynorde’ added by a different, earlier hand, probably a sixteenth-century owner; also ‘Nicolas helyfex’ and ‘Ricardus moone/moore’.
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1913: 47.