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Phebus found first the craft of medicine
How to obtain good health: Phebus’ and Esculapius’ doctrines on ‘temperat diete’ — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: medicine
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HU 1051, f. 49v
Transcription:
Phebus fonde first the craft of medecine
By touche of poves & vryne inspections
Esculapius taght the doctryne
To know the qualites of the iiij compliccions
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on the Manuscripts of… Ashby de la Zouche. 4 vols. (1928-47): 1.421.
Wilson, W. J. Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Brugis: Officina Sanctae Catharinae, 1939: 427 (in part).
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 76.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 111-12.