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DIMEV 6046
IMEV 3788.5
NIMEV 3788.5
Today in the dawning I heard the fowls sing
The names of birds — five long-line couplets, with sporadic medial rhyme
Subjects: birds
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1002, f. 72
First Lines:
Today in the dawnyng I hyrde þe fowles syng
The names of hem it likyt me to myng
The parterygg the fesant and þe sterlyng
The quayle & þe goldefyng and þe lapwyng…
Last Lines:
…Among all þe fowles þat maden gle
the rere mowse and þe owle cowde I not see
Editions:
Wright, Cyril Ernest. “Late Middle English Parerga in a School Collection.” Review of English Studies n.s. 2 (1951): 114-20: 116.