The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6205
IMEV 3889.5
Well on my way as I forth went
‘The Prophisies of Rymour, Beid, and Marlyng’ — 628 lines in 8-line stanzas
Note: A later version of 620; cf. a shortened version, 248 lines, in The Whole Prophesie of Scotland, Waldegrave, Edinburgh 1663; repr. Murray (1875), 48-51. Cf. also ‘Prophesie of Sir Thomas of Astledowne’ in Sundry Strange Prophecies, 1652 (WingS 6180A), repr. Albrecht (1954); and see further Albrecht (1954), 88-95.
Subjects: prophecies, political
Versification: — eight-line — abababab or abababab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 72v-88
First Lines:
Well on my waye as I forthe went
over a lande besides a lee…
Last Lines:
…itt shalbe brought I vnderstande
to rome wythouten werre
Note: Cf. 6226.
Attributed Title: A prophesye (f. 71)
Jansen, Sharon L. “’The Prophisies of Rymour, Beid, and Marlyng’: Henry VIII and a Sixteenth-Century Political Prophecy,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 16 (1985): 291-301: 291-301.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 254-79.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.1062 (SC 13814), ff. 92-94
First Lines:
Whyle on my way as I forth went
ouer A land besyde a lay…
Last Lines:
…þat shall com ouer þe water [ ] in gold a red lyon[ ] of þe north
Note: Formerly listed under 620; but apparently a variant of London, British Library Lansdowne 762; the corner of the folio is torn off, only fragments of lines survive and the division into lines is unclear.
Attributed Author: Thomas Arsledoune (f. 92)
Attributed Title: The prophesye of Thomas Arsledoune (f. 92)
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, ff. 75-88
Note: ‘Erceldoune’, to A.D. 1531.
Murray, J. A. H., ed. The Romance and Prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune EETS 61 o.s. 61 (1875); repr. 1987: 52-61.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 3.129-35.