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DIMEV 5419
The nightingale singeth / That all the wood ringeth
Love lyric expressing love-longing — six short lines, aabccb
Subjects: birds
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 129, f. 102v
Transcription:
The nythynggale synggyth
that al the whode rynggyth
And the popyn iay
But heo be my bote
Deyn y mote
long or eny day
Note: Written on 2½ lines, as prose amid a list of Latin sentences, some with English glosses; this one translating Latin ‘Lustrans in vastis siluis psalit philomena…’, which follows it; variant version from that in Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 356 (5420).