The Second Scottish Prophecy, the A Text — in couplets
Note: All MSS show considerable variations, but derive from an original short prophecy,
Scottish in sympathy, developing some of the symbols used by Geoffrey of
Title(s): The Second Scottish Prophecy
Subjects: prophecies, political
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, Westminster Abbey 27 : not in this manuscript or too faded to
Bad Key: PROHenVIII.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5
, Part IV, ff. 33-34
QWhen Rome Is removyde in to Inglande
And the prest haffys the
poppys powre in hande…
…And oþer burghys abowte wytht þar brade wall
wytht þe lyoune be leff ande longe for euer
Note: 71 lines in rough couplets, some incomplete.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 118.
The Scottish Metrical Romance of Lancelot du Lak.
48. Edinburgh, 1839: 157.
Lumby, Joseph Rawson,
Bernardus De Cura Rei Famuliaris, with some early Scottish
o.s. 42 (1870); repr. 1965.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 559
, f. 10
When Rome is Remevyd into Ingland
And euerye prist hathe popes power
…Covetous & Lecherye is the vice
Then shall it bene
Note: Fragment: 7 lines only. Seven lines rhyming aaaabbb; followed on f.
10v by prose prophecy of similar content set out in lines but
unrhyming except for one embedded couplet(?).