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DIMEV 436
IMEV 256
NIMEV 256
Almighty God that all hath wrought
An Invocation to the Creator — in couplets
Subjects: prayers, to God
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. A.268 (SC 29387), f. 146ra-146rb
First Lines:
All myȝty god þat all has wroȝt
Heuen & hell & erth of noȝt
Water & lond day & nyȝt
Sone & mone to shyne bryȝt…
Last Lines:
…þere we for syn arn fallen froo
Thurȝ Adam & Eue also
Note: 58 lines; ends imperfectly (with ‘Thurȝ Adam & Eue also’), lacks 18 lines found in Cotton Caligula and is not followed by ‘The XV signs of the Doomsday’ (The XV tokens telle y may) as in Cotton Caligula. In Varnhagen’s edition of London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II this poem is treated as a part of the ‘XV signs’.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, f. 89ra-89rb
First Lines:
Almyȝty god þat all hath wroght
Heuen & helle & erþe of noght…
Last Lines:
…That we synnefull were fallen fro
Thorow Adam synne & Eue also
Note: In this MS 28 couplets, treated as introduction to 3000.
Attributed Title: Quindecim signa (f. 89, by scribe in upper margin); omitted as a separate item from sixteenth-century list of contents, f. 1
Editions:
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: IV-X.” Anglia 3 (1880): 59-67, 275-92, 415-25, 533-51: 543-4.
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 181v
Note: 28 lines.