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DIMEV 2439
In a bolts-head all three wipe ye
Instructions for the use of alchemical equipment — six couplets and an unrhymed line on an illustration
Subjects: alchemy; illustrations, verse accompanying; utilitarian verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.5.31 (1312), f. 7
First Lines:
In a boltes hede all thre wype ȝe
In balneo to þe mydys 20 wekes& thre
to þu se your medesyn whyght or rede
þen þu haste þy mater all redy I-spede…
Last Lines:
…þat ys I cleped homothenyes be þe same Name
fynde yt yff ȝe canne I wyll noȝt you blame
be ware of fals writtyng I rede the
Attributed Title: Aphebe Aphebe lumen de aqua vyte (f. 7)