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IMEV 3473.5
NIMEV 3473.5
The son shall the father slay
An English prophecy — probably about 300 lines in 9-line stanzas (ababbcbbc)
Subjects: prophecies
Versification: — nine-line — ababbcbbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius F.XIII, ff. 76v-81
First Lines:
The sone shalbe…
A wonne… tweyn
On þe grounde aganes þe fadre to…
Hym to t…y and also to teyne…
Last Lines:
…ndon with bale þen shall he be…
…all all rew þa…
…be…
Note: Pages damaged by fire. Text on folios 80 and 81 is almost completely destroyed, so last lines are taken from folio 79v.