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Whoso will a gardener be
A Poem on Gardening, ‘Liber qui vocatur Anglice Mayster Jon Gardener’ — 196 lines in couplets
Title(s): Liber qui vocatur Anglice Mayster Jon Gardener
Subjects: gardening
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), ff. 18v-20v
First Lines:
ho so wyl a gardener be
here he may both hyre & se…
Last Lines:
…Three ynchys depe they most sette be
And thus seyde mas mayster Ion gardener to me
Note: A nineteenth-century transcript is London, British Library Addit. 20091, ff. 75-8.
Attributed Author: Ion Gardener (f. 20v)
Attributed Title: Explicit hic Liber qui vocatur Anglice Mayster Ion Gardener (f. 20v)
Editions:
Tyssen-Amherst, Alicia M. “On a Fifteenth Century Treatise on Gardening by ‘Mayster’ John Gardener.” Archaeologia 54 (1888): 157-72: 157-72.