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IMEV 4231
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Worshipful and discrete that here present be
‘Prohemium’ to an extract from the Fall of Princes (1904)
Note: Same as five stanzas of the Prologue to Chaucer’s Monk’s Tale, prefixed to 6367.
Subjects: prologues; Edward the Confessor, saint, life of
Versification: — eight-line — aabbccdd, ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 170v
First Lines:
wOrship and dyscrete that here present be
I wyll yow tell a tale two or thre
And yef ye lyst to herkyn hedyrward
I shall yow sey the lyfe of seynt Edward…
Last Lines:
…Now art thow sathanas that mayst nat twyn
Out of mysery whyche thow art in fall
Attributed Title: hic incipit prohemyum (f. 170v; added by later hand); Explicit Prohemyom (f. 170v; the latter word added by later hand).
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.