The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The red man here to his white wife
A couplet on a scroll attached to alchemical symbols
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying; alchemy
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 845
, f. 16
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.
Singer, Dorothea Waley.
Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts.
3 vols. Brussels: Lamertin, 1928-31: 2.351.