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DIMEV 3728
IMEV 2308.3
NIMEV 2308.3
Now every man in his beginning
‘The working of the phylozophers stone’ — 169 lines
Subjects: alchemy; philosopher’s stone
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Boston, MA, Massachusetts Historical Society Winthrop 20 C, ff. 157va-158vb
First Lines:
Now euery man In hys begynnyng
Thynke hys god swete heven kyng
If y wylt Rede here A none
The workyng of þe phyloȝophers stone…
Last Lines:
…Now I haue taught the how þu shalt doo
The blys of heven god bryng us too