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Rabbi Moses the good clerk
Spacium de terra ad celum’ — twenty-seven lines in couplets
Note: Cf. Pricke of Conscience, lines 7561-86; and see 454.
Subjects: astrology/astronomy
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.939 (SC 15409), vellum piece # 5
First Lines:
RAbe Moyses þe goode Clerke
Spekes and preueþ a wonder werke…
Last Lines:
…þus tellez a mayster Rabe moyses
And oþer grete clerkus also it is no lees
Attributed Title: Explicit spacium de terra ad celum (at the end)
Editions:
Hahn, A. “Kleine Mitteilungen.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 351: 350.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.15, vellum piece # 5
First Lines:
Raby & Moyses þe good clerk
Tellyth of wonder werkes
Howe god hym selff made planytis 7
And by twhene euery planyte ys an heuen…
Note: 23 lines, written as prose and rhyme degenerates in middle before three couplets at end