The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV see 1905
Now hath ye heard both old and young
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls, with a 32-line prologue
— in couplets.
For other MSS without a prologue, see 3245
; for others with a 16-line Prologue, see 3122
Subjects: prognostications; didactic verse
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 88 (SC 1689)
, ff. 75-76v
Now hathe ye harde bothe olde & yonge
Discriuede many a dyuers
…What woman that day of childe travaile
They shall bothe be in
grete paraile amen
Formerly listed under 3122
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries.
2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 63-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1735
, ff. 12v
NOw haue þe herd boþn held & yung
…Leue vs so to don quat so be falle
Þat we to hys blys mon
The first transcription includes the Prologue, 32 lines; the second is
the text 120 lines; formerly listed under 3122
. Folio number reflects the most recent
Mooney, Linne R.
“Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.”
Diss. Toronto, 1981: 300-16.