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IMEV 3572
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Thirty-two teeth that keep full keen
Mnemonic verses on the number of teeth, bones and veins — two couplets
Subjects: mnemonics; utilitarian instructions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 32 (SC 14526), f. 205
Transcription:
xxxij teth that kepe full kene
CC bonys and Nyntene
CCC vaynys syxty and fyve
Euery man haþe that is a lyve
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleinere mittelenglische texte.” Anglia 42 (1918): 145-224; 43 (1919): 191: 215.
Förster, Max. “Two Notes on Old English Dialogue Literature.” An English Miscellany Presented to Dr. Furnivall. W. P. Ker, A. S. Napier, and W. W. Skeat, eds. Oxford: Clarendon, 1901: 86-106: 104.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 266.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 71.
Jones, Ida B. “Popular Medical Knowledge in Fourteenth Century English Literature.” Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine 5 (1937): 405-51, 538-88: 554.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 111.