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This is the prophecy that they have in Wales
The fall of London, a political prophecy — two stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: London; prophecies, political; political poems
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516, f. 16
First Lines:
This is the propheci þat thai have in Wales
when Walsch scotes and Irisch flittith þair fanne…
Last Lines:
…by twyx man and man for gode peass & rest
and sir lyonil the Mortimere schall have þe best
Note: Scribe adds, ‘the prise’ below last words (as possible alternate ending?).
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Poems Dealing with Contemporary Conditions.” A Manual of the Writings in Middle English. Albert E. Hartung, ed. Vol. 5, fascicle 13. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975: 1385-1536, 1631-1725: 1535.