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DIMEV 3748
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.
Note: For other MSS without a prologue, see 3245; for others with a 16-line Prologue, see 3122.
Subjects: prognostications; didactic verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 88 (SC 1689), ff. 75-76v
First Lines:
Now hathe ye harde bothe olde & yonge
Discriuede many a dyuers thyng…
Last Lines:
…What woman that day of childe travaile
They shall bothe be in grete paraile amen
Note: Formerly listed under 3122.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 63-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1735, ff. 12v; 13v-16v
First Lines:
NOw haue þe herd boþn held & yung
Dyscryeyed many dyuers thing…
Last Lines:
…Leue vs so to don quat so be falle
Þat we to hys blys mon come alle
Note: 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 foliation.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.” Diss. Toronto, 1981: 300-16.