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IMEV 3452.5
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The red man here to his white wife
A couplet on a scroll attached to alchemical symbols
Note: Singer (1928), 448.
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying; alchemy
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 845, f. 16
Transcription:
The red man here to his white wyfe
Ys maryed with the spryte of Lyfe
Note: Written above full-page line drawing of man and wife in a vial.
Editions:
Singer, Dorothea Waley. Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts. 3 vols. Brussels: Lamertin, 1928-31: 2.351.