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IMEV 4189.5
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With four horse all snow white
A couplet from Ovid, Ars amatoria i.114, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 25).
Author(s): Ovid
Subjects: chronicles, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College H.1 (204)
Editions:
Babington, Churchill, and Joseph Rawson Lumby, eds. Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis. 9 vols. Rolls Series 41 (1865-66; repr. Kraus, 1964): 1.239.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 2.368.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 24194, f. 52vb
Transcription:
Wiþ foure hors al snowe whiȝte
þu schalt sire Emperoure weende
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius D.VII, Part 1, f. 23r2
Transcription:
Wiþ four hors al snow whyt
þow schalt sire Emperour wende
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 1900, f. 62v
Transcription:
Wiþ foure horses alle snowe white
þu schalt sire Emperour wende
Note: Written as prose.
5.Source: London, British Library Stowe 65, f. 17vb
Transcription:
with four horses all snow whyte
thou shalt syre Emperour wende
yet amonge all this worshyp
Note: Written as prose. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
6.Source: Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library 21, f. 27ra
Transcription:
Wiþ foure hors al snowe whiȝte þou schalt
sire Emperoure weende
7.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 83 (T.3.21)
8.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M875 [olim Helmingham Hall]
9.Source: Oslo and London, Schøyen Collection 194 [olim Penrose 12]



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13440a. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Discripcion of Britayne & also [of] Irlonde, Caxton, 1480
2.Source: STC 13438. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, Caxton, [1482]
3.Source: STC 13439. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, de Worde, 1495
4.Source: STC 13440b. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Discripcion of Britayne & also [of] Irlonde, de Worde, 1498
5.Source: STC 13440. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, P. Treveris for J. Reynes, 1527