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IMEV 3653
NIMEV 3653
This world is dealed all on three
A geography in verse — in couplets
Subjects: geography
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 13 D.I, f. 246vb-247ra
First Lines:
Þis world ys delyd al on thre
Asie Affrike and Europe…
Last Lines:
…Cornwayle Irlond colriche & Iselond
By the see syde of Irlond
Note: 78 lines.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.271-3.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 593 [olim Phillipps 3338; Robinson Sale Cat. 1950, item 28], ff. 202v-203
First Lines:
This wordle is deled on thre
Asie Affrike and Europe
Wole ye now here of Asie
How fele landis þerynne be…
Last Lines:
…Cornwaile Irelond colriche & Iselond
By the syde of Irelond
Note: Written two lines of verse per line of MS on f. 202v; rhyme fails frequently.
3.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Goldschmidt; Sale Cat. No. 50, Item 59, ff. 1-3
Note: A verse geographical introduction to a prose Brut; Hamer (1995) lists as unidentified, missing or destroyed.