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DIMEV 3122
IMEV 1905
NIMEV 1905
Listeneth now and ye shall hear / Talking of a good matere
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls, with a 16-line prologue — in couplets
Note: For other MSS without a prologue see 3245; for others with a 32-line prologue, see 3748.
Subjects: prognostications; didactic verse
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 88 (SC 1689), ff. 75-76v: see 3124; London, British Library Harley 1735, (a) f. 13v and (b) ff. 14v-16v: 3124; Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777), f. 210: see 3245; London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library 411, f. 1: see 3245.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 257-261
First Lines:
But yit takeþe heede andyee shall here
A tale nye acordant to þis mater…
Last Lines:
…He gyve vs grace oure destenye be
To seo him in heven in his see
Note: 126 lines; follow immediately 1593 as if part of same text, but RT changes (pp. 256-7) to ‘A dyetarie for mans gouernaunce’.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1315, f. 65
Note: (118 lines)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “English Almanacks of the XVth Century.” Philological Quarterly 18 (1939): 321-31: 330 (extracts).
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 64 [olim Phillipps 6883], ff. 94ra-95rb
First Lines:
LIstenythe nowe & ye schall hyre
Talkynge of a goode matere…
Last Lines:
…Grawnt vs all thy dire blessynge
That we maye com to thy blysse euerlastynge
Note: 168 lines