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DIMEV 2775
IMEV 1378.5
NIMEV 1378.5
I-wandering full weary and walking the ways
An ABC alliterative poem on flowers, one stanza to each letter of the alphabet — 15 alliterative quatrains (abab)
Note: Formerly 1378.5.
Subjects: alphabetic poems; flowers
Versification: — alliteration, four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 129, ff. 44-45
First Lines:
Y Wandryng ful wery & walkynge þe wayes
In Somer whan þe schene sonne saylyd on hyȝe…
Last Lines:
…And for þy blode þat bleddyst to thy blys vs brynge
And send vs here soþely þy swete helpe at nede Amen
Attributed Title: Vmbraculi descriptio ab herbis & arboribus illud constituentibus secundum literam seriem cum benedictione insidentium (f. 44, top margin, by a later hand)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “An Unpublished Alliterative Poem on Plant-Names from Lincoln College, Oxford, MS. Lat. 129 (E).” Notes and Queries n.s. 26 [224] (1979): 504-8: 504-8.