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DIMEV 3211.5
IMEV y
NIMEV n
…stantly three kings came by night
Mnemonic for remembering the saints’ days in each month, one quatrain per month — 48 lines in couplets if complete
Subjects: calendars; saints’ days; mnemonics
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19767.3. Perottus, Nicolaus, Grammatica nicolai Perrotti cum textu iodoci Badii Ascensii, de Worde, 1512 , sig. A.1v
First Lines:
…stantly thre kynges came by nyght
by an hye [ ] lyght
and tho will grase any good wyne
paul calde for thomas allquine…
Last Lines:
…oswald forthe with saynt victor
with george and marke to do so no more…
Note: Added by a hand of mid-sixteenth century to the Huntington Library copy, P. B. 82241; with headings for each month, ‘Ianuerye hath xxxi dayes’, ‘Februarye hathe xxviii dayes’, etc.; incomplete, ends with heading for May (‘Maye hathe xxxi dayes’); written as prose.
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: 258.