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IMEV 3815.8
NIMEV TM 1778
Two men came riding over Hackney Hay
A prophecy on the fall of Reeves Abbey — two couplets
Subjects: prophecies; Reeves, abbey of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Titus D.XII, f. 93v
Transcription:
Twoe men came riding ouer Hackney hay
The one of a blacke horse þe other on a gray
The one vnto the other did say
Loe yonder stood Reues that faire Abbay
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.205.