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Worshipful and discrete that here present be
‘Prohemium’ to an extract from the Fall of Princes
Same as five stanzas of the Prologue
to Chaucer’s Monk’s
, prefixed to 6367
Subjects: prologues; Edward the Confessor, saint, life of
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, f. 170v
wOrship and dyscrete that here present be
I wyll yow tell a tale two
And yef ye lyst to herkyn hedyrward
I shall yow sey the lyfe of
…Now art thow sathanas that mayst nat twyn
Out of mysery whyche
thow art in fall
Attributed Title: hic incipit prohemyum (f. 170v; added by later hand);
Explicit Prohemyom (f. 170v; the latter word added by
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.