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The bird of Hermes is my name
George Ripley(?), alchemical rhyme accompanying illustration of bird on Ripley scrolls — one couplet
Note: Formerly included under number 2278.
Author(s): George Ripley (attrib.)
Title(s): Emblematical Scroll
Subjects: alchemical poems; illustrations, verse accompanying



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 52 (SC 6936), fifth item on roll
Transcription:
The Brede of Ermes is my name
etynge my Wyges to make me tame
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole Rolls 40 (SC 8447), third item on roll
Transcription:
The Byrd of Hermes Is my nam
Eating my winges too make me Tame
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum 276*, roll
Transcription:
The brede of ermes is my name
etynge my wyges [sic] to make me tame
Note: Single couplet beneath illustration of and eagle on a globe; follows 2623.
4.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Ripley Scroll, fifth item on roll
Transcription:
The birde of hermes is my name
eatinge my winges to make me tame
Note: One couplet; fifth verse on scroll, beneath preceding verse, with heading, ‘The Red See I The Red Soll I Red Elixer Vite’ intervening.
Editions:
McCallum, R. I. “The Ripley Scroll of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.” Vesalius 2:1 (June, 1996): 39-49: 39-46.