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IMEV 295.5
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And a woman of haunting mood
Disputacio inter Clericum et Philomenam’ — 85 lines in 20 quatrains plus two remnants
Note: Cf. 2451 which some say is the beginning of this work.
Title(s): Disputacio inter Clericum et Philomenam
Subjects: debates; dialogues; birds, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 34 (SC 14528), ff. 5-5v
First Lines:
And a woman off hauntyng moode
blythly sche wyll be swyuyd…
Last Lines:
…now wyl I fare in my way
I rede þou to my wordys tak hede
Note: First leaf missing.
Attributed Title: Explicit disputacio inter Clericum et philomenam et cetera (f. 5v)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 176-9.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 272-7.