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Lo fool how the day goth
Up betimes! — one quatrain (abab)
Subjects: inscriptions
Versification: — four-line — abab



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Barrington, Oxfordshire, Barrington Church, a graffito
Transcription:
lo fol how the day goth
Cast foly now to the cok
Ryth sone tydyth the wroth
It ys almast xii of the clok
Editions:
Coulton, George Gordon. “Medieval Graffiti, Especially in the Eastern Counties.” Cambridge Antiquarian Society Communications 19 (1914-15): 53-62 and plates VI-XVI; repr. G. G. Coulton Medieval Studies, 2nd ser. 12 (1915): 57.
Coulton, George Gordon. Ten Medieval Studies. 1st ser., 2nd ed. London: Simkin, Marshall, 1915: 57.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature in Old and Middle English.” Leeds Studies in English 5 (1936): 1-49: 38.
Wells, John Edwin. Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1916: 7th Suppl., 1585.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 185.