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DIMEV 254
Agriculture as in Nature and Art tender…
Introduction to Palladius On Husbandrie, praising Duke Humphrey — sixteen 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc
Subjects: agriculture
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Duke Humfrey d.2 [olim Earl Fitzwilliam], ff. 19-21v
First Lines:
AGRICULTURE AS IN NATURE AND ART Tendure
of creature al [ ] list to prouide
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 excellence…
Last Lines:
…Vpgrowe on hit in his Agriculture
Maad at his hest and his Consideraunce
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)
Editions:
Howlett, D. R. “The Date and Authorship of the Middle English Verse Translation of Palladius’ De Re Rustica.” Medium Ævum 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.