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DIMEV 5899
IMEV 3708.5
NIMEV 3708.5
Three flowers in a night gan spring
Fragment of an allegory, probably religious — five lines only
Subjects: allegories; prophecies
Versification: — five-line — aaaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 19999 [olim Dyson Perrins 33, Sotheby’s 29 Nov. 1960, lot 109], f. 275
Transcription:
Thre flourys in a nyȝt can spryng
ffrome euery floure a streme rennyng
A clerk a mong the flourys lyyng
Hem fond but noȝt durst say nor syng
ffor drede of the Mone
Note: Added to what was originally end pastedown by a hand of the fiteenth century, at the end of a volume of Gregory IX, Decretals.
Editions:
Herbert, John Alexander. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of MSS. in the British Museum. Vol. 3. London, 1910.
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.