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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 759 (SC 6954)
Number 5696-1
1.   f. 35v   This hid stone is but one thing therefore putrify
A note on the Philosopher’s Stone — three lines
Number 5920-1
2.   f. 55   Thus cold and moist hot and dry
George Ripley(?), alchemical verses ascribed to George Ripley — in couplets
Number 2612-1
3.   f. 55   In the months of June and July
Alchemical verses — twenty lines (Singer (1928), 864)
Number 5696-2
4.   f. 68v   This hid stone is but one thing therefore putrify
A note on the Philosopher’s Stone — three lines
Number 5696-3
5.   f. 77   This hid stone is but one thing therefore putrify
A note on the Philosopher’s Stone — three lines
Number 1314-1
6.   ff. 78-78v   First calcine and after that putrify
An English verse extract from the pseudo-Democritus, ‘Secretum super corpus spiritum et animam’ — twenty lines in rough quatrains with irregular rhymes
Number 680-1
7.   ff. 103-105v   As the philosopher in meters doth write
An alchemical poem on the red, black and white stones — in 8-line stanzas
Number 6411-1
8.   ff. 106v-113v   When Sol is in Aries and Phoebus shineth bright
George Ripley, The Mystery of Alchymysts — in quatrains
Number 4210-1
9.   ff. 125-126v   Of Spain take the clear light
On preparing the Philosopher’s Stone, ascribed in Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.16 (1120) to Richard Carpenter (cf. Thorndike (1934), 4.351-3) — generally forty-eight couplets, but numerous variants
Number 4310-1
10.   f. 126v   Our gold and silver is no common plate
Introductory lines for an alchemical text, preceding 5095 in one manuscript—three couplets
Number 5095-1
11.   ff. 127-128   Take earth of earth earths brother
Verses on the Elixir, ascribed to Pearce the Black Monk — in couplets
Number 4236-1
12.   ff. 128v-129v   Of this matter to you most clear
Alchemical verses on the Exposition of Earth of Earth — in couplets