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When the hills smoken
A prophecy of the End of the World, attributed to Daniel — two long couplets
Subjects: Doomsday; prophecies
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, St Paul’s Cathedral Library MS 8 [formerly 9.D.xix], f. 47
Transcription:
Whanne þo hilles smoken þanne babilon schal haue an eende
but whan þey brenne as þo fyyr þanne eerthe schal henes weende
Whenne þo watres rennen hem froo þo folk pepul schal turne into eerthe a ȝeyne
& yf þe bleeden al a boute ouer all men schul be slayne
Note: Written as prose, top four lines.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.166.
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 76-7.