The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6398
IMEV 4008
NIMEV 4008
When Rome is removed into England
The Second Scottish Prophecy, the A Text — in couplets
Note: All MSS show considerable variations, but derive from an original short prophecy, Scottish in sympathy, developing some of the symbols used by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Title(s): The Second Scottish Prophecy
Subjects: prophecies, political
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, Westminster Abbey 27 : not in this manuscript or too faded to detect.
Bad Key: PROHenVIII.

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lyell 35, ff. 24-25v
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5, Part IV, ff. 33-34
First Lines:
QWhen Rome Is removyde in to Inglande
And the prest haffys the poppys powre in hande…
Last Lines:
…And oþer burghys abowte wytht þar brade wall
Sall wytht þe lyoune be leff ande longe for euer
Note: 71 lines in rough couplets, some incomplete.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 118.
Stevenson, Joseph. The Scottish Metrical Romance of Lancelot du Lak. Maitland Club 48. Edinburgh, 1839: 157.
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. Bernardus De Cura Rei Famuliaris, with some early Scottish Prophecies. EETS o.s. 42 (1870); repr. 1965.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 559, f. 10
First Lines:
When Rome is Remevyd into Ingland
And euerye prist hathe popes power In hand…
Last Lines:
…Covetous & Lecherye is the vice
Then shall it bene Lyfe
Note: Fragment: 7 lines only. Seven lines rhyming aaaabbb; followed on f. 10v by prose prophecy of similar content set out in lines but unrhyming except for one embedded couplet(?).
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2578, ff. 44v-45
Note: A medley of single lines, written as prose.
5.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2578, f. 67
Note: Lines 1-40 only.
6.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Add. 441C, pp. 49-51
Note: 86 lines.
7.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Llanstephan 119
Note: 95 lines.
8.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 26 [olim Hengwrt 133], p. 127
Note: Fragment: 7 lines only; formerly 4010.
9.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 27, pp. 129-131
10.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 50, pp. 4-7
Note: 90 lines; formerly 4011.
11.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 94 [olim Hengwrt 412], pp. 174; 262; 167
Note: First 35 lines, then another 33 lines, and last 13 lines.
12.Source: London, Westminster Abbey 27, f. 31v
Note: If this record is in MS it would be on f. 32, but too faded to make out.
13.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Mostyn Hall 133, pp. 331-341
Note: 96 lines; Hamer (1995) lists as Unidentified, Missing or Destroyed.
Haferkorn, Reinhard, ed. When Rome is Removed into England, eine politische Prophezeiung des 14. Jahrhunders. Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 19. Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1932: 92, 104, 112, 114 (composite text).