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DIMEV 4157
IMEV 2620
NIMEV 2620
Of each manner evil whatever it be
A rhyming opening (seven lines of which four are couplets) to a prose tract
Note: Cf. 438.
Subjects: introductions, to prose texts; evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.15 (37), Part II, f. 10v
Transcription:
Of eyche maner euyl what eyuer yt be
sone here aftyr þu myȝt see
man or woman þat hath nature
how þu schalt take eny hede
now þu may take gud hede
how þu myȝt thy body ȝeue
eueryche man best & worst
Note: Seven lines introducing prose tract, some of which rhyme: possibly prosified version of rhyming opening; note correction from Brown and Robbins (1943): Part II, not Part III.
Attributed Title: Ipocras thys boke send to þe emperowr of cacari whyte þu þat thys boke ys gud leche with alle þyngys yt doth teyche do also thys boke bedyth yt teychyt þynges to leychys al here wyt (Part II, f. 10v)