The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Agriculture as in Nature and Art tender…
Introduction to Palladius On Husbandrie, praising Duke Humphrey —
sixteen 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Duke Humfrey d.2 [olim Earl Fitzwilliam]
, ff. 19-21v
AGRICULTURE AS IN NATURE AND ART Tendure
of creature al [ ] list to
And duc [ ] his part diuide of either side
So high that we of
Princis se the flour
Hym be So sende he me sense an science
Of my balade
away to rade errour
Pallade and do te[ ]de his
…Vpgrowe on hit in his Agriculture
Maad at his hest and his
Note: Photographic facsimile is Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Dd.1 (SC 31502) [photographic facsimile (1893) of Oxford, Bodleian Library Duke Humfrey d.2 [olim Earl Fitzwilliam]].
Attributed Title: Explicit prohemium per emulis (f. 21v)
Howlett, D. R.
“The Date and Authorship of the Middle English Verse Translation of
Palladius’ De Re Rustica.”
46 (1977): 245-51: (extracts).
De la Mare, A. C.
“Duke Humfrey’s English Palladius (MS. Duke Humfrey d.2).”
Bodleian Library Record
12, no. 1 (Oct., 1985): 39-51, figs 1-4.