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DIMEV 5420
IMEV 3439.5
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The nightingale sings
The message of the song of the nightingale — two short couplets
Subjects: birds
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 356, p. 196
Transcription:
þe nyȝtyngale synges
þat all þe wod ryngs
Scho singyth in hire song
þat þe nyȝt is to long
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Lyrics: Handlist of New Texts.” Anglia 83 (1965): 35-47: 46.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 567.