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This book is draw by physic
A verse preface to Macer’s prose Virtues of Herbs — four lines
Title(s): Virtues of Herbs
Subjects: herbals; prefaces, to prose texts
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.1.13 (1037), f. 1
Transcription:
This booke is drawe be ffesyk
That Mater made for hem þat been seek
þe vertu of herbis it discryeth ryght wel
And help of mannys helthe euery dele
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Keiser, George R. “Verse Introductions to Middle English Medical Treatises.” English Studies 84 (2003): 301-17: 315.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 963, f. 85v
Editions:
Rohde, Eleanor Sinclair. The Old English Herbals. London, New York: Longman, Green, 1922: 198.