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Of wine away the moles may ye wash
On removing spots made by wine, water, and milk — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: This stanza also appears as the third stanza of 6830, ‘A tretise for lauandres’, sometimes attrib. to Lydgate. Separate versions of the Latin hexameter couplet (Vinum lacte laua…) occur in London, British Library Harley 3528, f. 38v and London, British Library Royal 17 B.XLVII, f. 3v (with a third concluding line).
Subjects: recipes, domestic; utilitarian instructions



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34360 [olim Phillipps 9053], f. 77v
First Lines:
Of wyne awey the moles may ye wassh
In mylkes white the fletyng oyle spot…
Last Lines:
…with water clere I purged and made clene
But thse iij clensith wyne Mylk and bene
Note: Preceded in the MS by the Latin hexameter couplet of which it is a translation, ‘Vinum lacte laua oleum liquore fabarum / Encaustum vino cetera mundat aqua’.
Editions:
Steele, Robert. “A Stow MS. of Lydgate.” Academy 45 (No. 1149, 12 May 1894): 395: 395.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, f. 76v2
First Lines:
Of wyne awey the moles may ye wasshe
In mylkes white the fletynge oyle spot…
Last Lines:
With water clere I purged and made clene
But these iij clensith wyne Mylk and ber
Note: Preceded in the MS by the Latin hexameter couplet of which it is a translation: ‘Vinum lacte laua oleum liquore fabarum / Encaustum vino cetera mundat Aqua’.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.” Diss. Toronto, 1981: 399-400.
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, f. 24
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Review of H. N. MacCracken , John Lydgate: The Minor Poems.Review of English Studies 12 (1936): 236-8: 237.