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The head of the image is steadfast faith
The interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the image — fourteen couplets in a Latin text
Subjects: visions; Nebuchadnezzar
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 132, ff. 63v-67v
First Lines:
The hed off þe ymage ys stedfast fayth & me[r]velus grete
To godys byddyng & holy kyrke ay Sogete…
Last Lines:
…The fete & þe leggys as slaw & ful heuy
To god warkys all way frowarde & vnlusty
Note: Separate couplets intermingled in Latin prose.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 8 F.VI, f. 25v
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 344, ff. 70-77
First Lines:
Te hede of þis ymage is stedescast ffayth & mekenesse grete
To goddis biddinge & holi kyrke ay sogette…
Last Lines:
…The fete & þe leggis are slaw & ful heui
To goode werkys al wey froward & unlusti
Note: Written as prose and rubricated. Folios have been re-numbered to include the flyleaves, and foliation here refers to the new numbers.