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When the prime falleth upon Sunday
Prognostics for the weather in the ensuing months according to the day of the week on which the Prime occurs — fourteen lines in couplets
Subjects: prognostications; weather
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, f. 159v
First Lines:
When the prime fallythe Uppon sonday
in pat mone ye shall have drowght[e]…
Last Lines:
…when pe prime fallythe on Saterday
ye shall have plenty of Rayne
Note: Names of days of the week in left margin beside each couplet.
Editions:
Besserman, Lawrence, Gail Gilman, and Victor Weinblatt. “Three Unpublished Middle English Poems from the Commonplace Book of John Colyns (B.M. MS Harley 2252).” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 71 (1970): 212-38: 237-8.