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Ye men that wisdom will learn
Prognostics for the year according to the day on which New Year falls — 174 lines in couplets, including a Prologue of sixteen lines and sections for each day of the week.
Note: For other MSS with a Prologue of 22 lines see 114; for MSS without a Prologue see 5125.
Subjects: prognostications
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, ff. 141-142
First Lines:
ye men þat wysdome wyll lerne
ye moste lystyn a stevyn…
Last Lines:
…Thys wysedom of these vii dayes
Comyth of truþe as Eȝechyas sayes
Attributed Title: Eȝechyelys prophece (f. 141); Explicit propheta Eȝechyell (f. 142)
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Beiträge zur mittelalterlichen Volkskunde, VI-VII.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 128 (1912): 55-71; 285-308: 283-4.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “English Almanacks of the XVth Century.” Philological Quarterly 18 (1939): 321-31: 324 (Prologue only).
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 “Three Unpublished Middle English Poems from the Commonplace Book of John Colyns (B.M. MS Harley 2252).”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: 230-6.
Mooney, Linne R. “Practical Didactic Works in Middle English.” Diss. Toronto, 1981.