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The hedgehog will the cuckoo feed
Prophetical verses — 141 lines in irregular rhyming lines, with refrain, ‘When cuckowe tyme cometh oft so sone’
Subjects: prophecies
Versification: — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, ff. 59-61
First Lines:
The hedgehoge will the cookcok fede
Tyll he be grete and stronge…
Last Lines:
…And avenge not our sinfull dede
Whan coko tyme cometh eft so sone
Note: Transcription is from Bowers (1953).
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “When Cuckow Time Cometh oft so Soon.” Anglia 73 (1953): 292-98: 293-8.