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Take the father that Phoebus so bright
George Ripley, alchemical verses on the Ripley scrolls — 40 lines in ten cross-rhymed quatrains
Note: Formerly included under 2278.
Subjects: alchemy; illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 52 (SC 6936), third item on roll
First Lines:
Take the Father that Febis so bright
that siette so hey in Magiste…
Last Lines:
…some behinde and some before
As Philosifeares dothe him gefe
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum 276*, roll
First Lines:
Take the father that febys so brith
That siette so hey in magiste
Wythe his bemes that schinyth so brithe
In all places were euer that he be…
Last Lines:
…Some be hinde and some be fore
As philosifeares dothe hime gefe
Note: Ten quatrains rhyming abab, in two columns on either side of illustration of the sun; follows 4274.
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 30313 [olim Dyson Perrins, Sotheby’s Dec. 1958, lot 42; Sotheby’s Sale, 29 Nov. 1960, Lot 147; Kraus Cat. 100, item 32], roll
First Lines:
[Take the] father that phebus Soe bright
[That] sit so highe in Maiestie…
Last Lines:
…Sum behinde & some before
As philosephers there him gaue
4.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Ripley Scroll
First Lines:
Take thy father that febus soe brighte
that sites soe hye in magistye…
Last Lines:
…some be hinde & some before
as philosophers there him gafe
Note: Ten quatrains, abab, third verse on roll.
Editions:
McCallum, R. I. “The Ripley Scroll of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.” Vesalius 2:1 (June, 1996): 39-49: 39-46.
5.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Mellon 41, roll
6.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 30313 [olim Dyson Perrins, Sotheby’s Dec. 1958, lot 42; Sotheby’s Sale, 29 Nov. 1960, Lot 147; Kraus Cat. 100, item 32], roll
First Lines:
[Take thy] father that phebus Soe bright
[That] sit so highe in Maiestie…
Last Lines:
…Sum behinde & some before
As philosephers there him gaue
Note: Second among four items on this scroll.