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With bodkins was Caesar Juilius
Four rhyming lines at end of Serpent of Division, quoting ‘my maister Chaucer’
Note: Cf. Monk’s Tale (2316), 7.2707.
Title(s): Serpent of Division
Subjects: Fortune



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 48031 A [olim Calthorpe, Yelverton 35], f. 156
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2006, p. 208
Transcription:
Wyth Bodekyne was Cesar Julius
Murdred at Rome of brutus Cassius
When mony land and regne hadd brought ful lowe
loo who may trust fortune eny throwe
Facsimiles:
Edwards, A. S. G. “Introduction.” Manuscript Pepys 2006: A Facsimile. Magdalen College, Cambridge. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, and [Woodbridge, Suffolk]: Boydell and Brewer, 1985.
3.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 530, f. 57v
Transcription:
With boidekynes was Cesar Julius
Mordred at Rome of Brutus Cassius
Whan many londe & Regne had brought ful lowe
Lo who may trust ffortune eny throwe
Editions:
Robinson, F. N. “On Two MSS of Lydgate’s Guy of Warwick.” Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology 5 (1897): 177-220: 184.