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DIMEV 6433
IMEV 4028.6
NIMEV 4028.6
When the clot clingeth and the cuckoo singeth
A young man’s fancies in spring: schoolboy’s exercise — five monorhyming lines with Latin translation
Note: Cf. 710, 2735, 6046.
Subjects: school lessons
Versification: — monorhyme — aaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1002, f. 72v
Transcription:
When the clot klyngueth
and þe cucko synguth
& þe brome sprynguth
then his tyme a ȝongelyng
for to go a wowyng
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Cyril Ernest. “Late Middle English Parerga in a School Collection.” Review of English Studies n.s. 2 (1951): 114-20: 119.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Mirth in Manuscripts.” Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association n. s. 21 (1968): 1-28: 26.