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The head of the crow that token call we
A fragment of an alchemical poem, perhaps a summary of Ripley’s Twelve Gates — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: alchemy
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 486, f. 16
First Lines:
The hed of þe crow þat token call we
and some men callest þe crowes bill…
Last Lines:
…and gattes hathe yt a xj mo
one is gonquirid now to þe second goo