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DIMEV 4522
IMEV 2834.3
NIMEV 2834.3
S missed in the middle and mark there a P
An alliterative political prophecy
Title(s): The Ireland Prophecy
Subjects: prophesies, political; political poems
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Rolls II 23, Art. 9
First Lines:
S mysed in myndes and marke þere a P
S set by hem self savand a I…
Last Lines:
…And of cristen coown[?] mon he bere
hethenes mon haly holde at his will
Note: 36-line version
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 24663, ff. 14v-16
Note: 86-line version. Late sixteenth century.
3.Source: London, Society of Antiquaries 101, f. 72v
First Lines:
S misid in þe middes in merked A P
the toth correctid in ther thaire tides mikel tene…
Last Lines:
…Of all cristyne crowne must he bere
And hethenesse must hooly hold as he wille
Note: 82-line version. Late fifteenth century.
Editions:
Weiskott, Eric. “ The Ireland Prophecy: Text and Metrical Context.” Studies in Philology 117 (2017): 245-7: 257-63 (critical edition).
4.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 26 [olim Hengwrt 133], pp. 112-113
First Lines:
As I mused in my dys meckyll towart…
Note: 56-line version. Late fifteenth century. Formerly listed as 621.
5.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 94 [olim Hengwrt 412], pp. 258-259
Note: 56-line version. Late sixteenth/early seventeenth century.
6.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Add. 441C, pp. 16-18
Note: 86-line version. Sixteenth century.