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DIMEV 1273.5
NIMEV 769.88
Fast freezen fens fully frosts frere is fowls foe
One quatrain of rhyming, alliterative verse, evoking winter.
Subjects: lyrics; winter



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 499, f. 65v
Transcription:
faste fresen fennes fule frostes frer is foules foo
falwen filles flures fallen feble foxes false flen
fomes fullen flodes fallen feire fisches fleten fro
flites fine finches faƿe fremde eres finde i fre
Note: Added to the margin of a Latin manuscript. Written as prose.
Editions:
Pickering, Oliver S. “Newly Discovered Secular Lyrics from Later Thirteenth-Century Cheshire.” Review of English Studies n.s. 43 (1992): 157-80: 163-4.