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DIMEV 5251
The dropsy is well marvelous
Four medical recipes for dropsy — in couplets
Note: Formerly included under 2343.
Subjects: medicine; recipes, medical
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 64 [olim Phillipps 6883], ff. 145va-146ra
First Lines:
The dropessy is well mervelus
And to yonge and to ollde full perelus…
Last Lines:
…And giffe hit hym to dryngke evyn & morowe
Hit schall asuage the sike manys sorowe
Note: Written as prose, with red capital strokes for initials of each line; the first heading, ‘Here begynnythe for the Dropesy’.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 244-6 (excerpts).