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Abowt the house alsoe mevinge there
all pure dispituouslye.
for devyll's phantasie.
of that land range his bell,
for feyghting freshe and felle.
torned him, all sharpely shewinge 610
towarde that lande his spere.
longe or they came there.
to Rome were made to lowt. 591 alsoe) was H mevinge) meaninge Wr. 594 all pure] a pewer h 599 when that) omit that Hh 601 Image I may D, I meane Wh 605 tokeninge ] token B they | there D Wr. were wente Wr. 606 for ] to H B Wh 607 aboue about H 609 torned) torninge W him) him self B 611 see) saw H B h Dn., see Wr. they ] the Wr. 613 comminge] torninge Wr. 615 on) in H B Wh
and that temple there, dowbtles,
throughowt the worlde abowte.
had conceyued a chylde.
hit fell downe soone in hye.
for feendes' phantasye,
and torned into one.
Tunc ostendit stellam et veniet Sibilla ad Imperatorem. 619-623) omit h
619 and that) and in that D BW 621 that) omit W this his D Wr. 623 that to D, twoo Bh Dm, so Wr. coyntly ) cunninglye Wr. 625 longe) omit W hit there h 629 wemmostlye wemmouslie H B h, womanlye W 631 they ) the Wr.
637 well goe) goe well H B h Dm., goe Wr 6 40 three 3 H B Wh 643 were ] be Wr. after 646 ostendit ostendant H, ostendent B, ostendunt Wh
(looke up on height after mee);
that passeth thee of (power).
that borne are or ever were.
for yonder I see a mayden bright,
a bright crosse in his head.
if that yt bee thy reade.
great wronge, I wys, yt were. [40 b] ffor this childe is more worthye
then such a thowsande as am I,
Tunc angelus cantabit “ Hæc est ara Dei Cæli;" fiat (nota]
secundum arbitrium agentis. 647-650 ) order of these lines much confused; all MSS. put 648 after 650, in H the original order is indicated by A CDB in another hand that also corrected a former postye' (650) to · power'. 648 up on ] up an H 649 sicker ] trulye Wh 650 power ] postee D B Wh, H also reads thus originally (cf. under 647-650). 651 that great ) so great H, that so great B, greate Wh 651 a ) omit D B W h, found only in margin of H 653) that is borne or ever shalbe W are ] was h 659 throughowt] through H B, with Wh all ] omit H after 669 hic) hec Wr. est esto Wr. Cali] Cela Wr. fiat) fiant Wh nota ) notam D H B Wh
A! Sybbell, heres not thow this songe?
to heare this melody.
he is most worthye.
somewhere one yearth borne he is,
his tokeninge this can shewe.
but him for Christe to knowe. Octavyan: Syr senators, goes home anone,
and warne my men everychone,
as they would doe to me.
and that nowe I (well) see.
695 670 not thow ) thou not HB 672 makest) makes H B Dm. h, maketh Wr. strongel full strong H 674-678 ) omit B 674 sycker syrker D, trulye W, surely h
678 you shall | thou shalt BWh 680 comes 1 commeth Wr. 681 tokeninge | token WH 684 that he that Wh hopes ) hopeth Wr. otherwise otherwayes H doth he doth H B h Dm. 686 Syr) sires BWh
687 everychone) every one H, every echone B Wh 691 can) omit D 693 nowe I] I now Wh well] wyll DHB 694 Senator omit D B Wh A and Wh 695 wondrous] wonders H
for in the starre as thinkes mee,
I see a full fayre maye.
I wend never had binne.
by verey sygne knowe yee maye,
there as this thinge was seene,
as men know that there have binne.
and for to have full memorye (41a]
of the angells' melody,
the Emperoure ther knewe,
that this was fully trewe.
at Christes byrth, that fell thoo, 720
when Salome attempted to knowe
whether shee was a maye.
696 thinkes) thinketh Wr. 698) 'primus Senator' above line in W 700 lewtye] bewtie Dm. 701 binne ] bene none HBWh 703 verey sygne signes true B 705 this thinge thes thingis Wh 7 08 lastes ) lasteth Wr. untyll ] unto H Wh this ) omit B 715 aracæli ] Ara Cæli H B in a racali W, in ra cali h 716 that) tha Dm. now ) omit Wr. 719 at ) a Wr. that) omit BW h fell thoo] fell right tho HB Wh