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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 2654
In time to come the wood shall want and water shall increase
Prophecy of evil times to come — one long couplet
Subjects: prophecies; prognostications; evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa, alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library R.B. 82241 (STC 3175), sig. a.4v
Transcription:
In tyme to come the wodde shall wante and water shall Increase
And vice shall steke from yonge and olde how vertue to release
Note: Added by a hand of first half of the sixteenth century.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 257.