SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4310
Our gold and silver is no common plate
Introductory lines for an alchemical text, preceding 5095 in one manuscript—three couplets
Subjects: alchemy
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 759 (SC 6954), f. 126v
Transcription:
Our gold and our siluer is no comen plate
But a sperme out of a body take
Wheryn is all sol lune and light
Water and erth fyre and fright
And all comyth out of on ymage
But water of wode maketh the mariage
Note: Immediately preceding 5095.