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 North C.80, ff. 14v-18
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 215.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], ff. 103v-104
Note: “[T]his portion late fifteenth cent.” See Weiskott (2020): 215.
3.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.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.1062 (SC 13814), ff. 92-93*; 111v-113
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. Weiskott (2020) extends the first entry from f. 92 to 93* (215).
Attributed Author: Thomas Arsledoune (f. 92)
Attributed Title: The prophesye of Thomas Arsledoune (f. 92)
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian E.VIII, ff. 25-28
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 216.
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1386 (SC 8258), ff. 260-262; 273; 277-282
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 216.
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1835, ff. 17v-18; 19v-22
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 216.
8.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 122, ff. 47-50
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 215.
9.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.
10.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1802, ff. 22v-28
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 216.
11.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2578, ff. 57-58; 71-71v; 101v-105
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 215.
12.Source: Chester, Cheshire County Records Office DDX 123, ff. 1-2; 6-7; 16v-19
Note: See Weiskott (2020): 216.
13.Source: Chester, Cheshire County Records Office MS DCC 37/1
Note: Occurs on the “eight to tenth unnumbered pages.” See Weiskott (2020): 216.