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Thirty days hath November
The number of days in the twelve months — two couplets
Note: Cf. Terry (1893), citing Northall (1892), 530; see also Opie and Opie (1951), 380. Also printed in Grafton (1570). A variant, with first two lines reversed, pr. in Winter’s Cambridge Almanac for 1635, ed. Halliwell-Phillipps (1839), 119.
Subjects: calendar
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2341, f. 5
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 62.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 144.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 109.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 131.
2.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Mostyn Welsh 129, p. 3
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language. 2 vols. in 7 (1898-1910) [numbered 48 in Guide]: 1.65.
3.Source: Ripon, England, Ripon Cathedral Cicero’s Epistles (Basle 1546), flyleaf
Transcription:
thirtie daies haith September
Aprill Iune and November
Februarie eight & twentie alone
All the rest haue thirtie & one
Note: Added in a later hand on the flyleaf.
Editions:
Fowler, Joseph Thomas. “Ripon Minster Library and Its Founder.” Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal 2 (1873): 371-402: 401.
4.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Davies Cooke 21, flyleaf
Note: Listed in Hamer (1995) as missing, unidentified or destroyed.
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Sixth Report, with Appendix. (1877-78): 419.
5.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HU 1051, f. 48
Transcription:
xxxti days hath Nouembre
Iune aprill & Septembre
Of xxviii there is but one
& all þe remenunt xxxi
Note: Written two lines of verse per line of manuscript.
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on the Manuscripts of… Ashby de la Zouche. 4 vols. (1928-47): 1.419.
Wilson, W. J. Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Brugis: Officina Sanctae Catharinae, 1939: 427.