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DIMEV 5285
IMEV 3352.5
NIMEV 3352.5
The foremost Father that formed you all
Dialogue between Lucidus and Dubius — 612 lines in varying rhyming patterns
Note: Cf. 5401.
Subjects: dialogues; dramatic writings; morality plays
Versification: — irregular, alliterative, four-line, six-line — abab, aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Winchester, Winchester College 33, ff. 54v-64v
First Lines:
The formyst fadere þat formed ȝou alle
the wytt & þe wysdom of his sone dere…
Last Lines:
…he may asoyle by þe office of þe cherche
And criste hym soyleth and nat he
Note: Ends with Latin translation of last lines, Non enim ipse Christus per eorum officium ligat et soluit / Hec Lucidarius siue Lumen Laycorum (f. 64v).
Facsimiles:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 135-60.
Editions:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 179-91.