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DIMEV 5242
The crowned babe as sayeth Tabison
Brief political prophecy appended to Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy in one manuscript — three couplets alternating with pros
Subjects: prophecies, political
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1386 (SC 8258), pp. 293-294
First Lines:
The crowned babe as sayth Tabison
& as it is readde in þe books of melyne
in þe midst of his age his enemies he will confounde
& in his old age þe seconde tyme be crownde…
Last Lines:
…no man so hie extolde trulie
as vnder þe heavens he shall be
Note: Written as prose; every stanza starts on a new line.
Attributed Title: These verses were translated out of verie olde brittish books into english (p. 293)