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When the philosophers Pythagoras and Tubal
Leconfield proverbs: Poem on music — stanzas of four or six lines
Subjects: proverbs; music
Versification: — four-line, six-line — aabbcc, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 D.II, ff. 198-199v
First Lines:
When the philosophers putagoras and tuball.
From the poure sympill hammer & stethe sbstanciall.…
Last Lines:
If we moder oure musyke as the trewe tune is.
In heuyn we shall synge Osanna in excelsis.
Attributed Title: The prouerbis in the garet at the New lodge in the parke of lekingfelde (f. 198, in rubric)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Royal 18 D II. 2015; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Royal_MS_18_D_II.
Editions:
Grose, Francis. The Antiquarian Repertory. 4 vols. London, 1775; 2nd ed., 1779-84; new ed. London: Jeffery, 1807-09: 4.405.
Flügel, Ewald. “Kleinere Mitteilungen aus handschriften: Maister Benet’s Christmas Game.” Anglia 14 (1892): 463-6: 477-80.
Wilson, Philip, ed. The Musicall Prouerbis in the Garet at the New Lodge in the Parke of Lekingfelde. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924.
Hollander, John. The Untuning of the Sky. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1961; repr. 1983; Norton, 1970: 427-32.