DIMEV 5748

NIMEV 3639.77

A mathematical riddle — six lines

Manuscript Witnesses:

1.**Source: **Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 211, f. 200v
**Transcription:**

**Note: **Added to blank page in a sixteenth-century hand; interlinear notes begin
above line 3 with ‘xxvj ȝere viij mones’ in answer to the
mathematical problem.

Thys senator þat somme tyme was ruler of rome

That*caput
mundi* called is seyde vnto hys sone

Sone yf þu scholdest leue as long as þu hast done

And all much ageyn & halfundell þat somme

And half of þat halffe þan wot I wyll þu where

An .C. wynter olde how long is þat þu where bore

That

Sone yf þu scholdest leue as long as þu hast done

And all much ageyn & halfundell þat somme

And half of þat halffe þan wot I wyll þu where

An .C. wynter olde how long is þat þu where bore