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Nou skrinketh rose ant lylie-flour: the manuscript
London, British Library, Harley MS 2253, f. 80rb

 f. 80r (full page) | the poem (enlarged)

The poem fills exactly the second column of the page, but only through some adjustment of layout by the scribe. Although the layout reflects line-endings to some extent, in the last quatrain of each stanza except the last, the first and second lines are written continuously, as are the third and fourth, and in the final stanza, all but the first three lines are written continuously.
For a brief general account of the MS, see the introductory page on the Harley Lyrics; for a facsimile with full description and discussion, see Ker (1965).

London, BL Harley MS 2253, f. 80r

Set up by Bella Millett, enm@soton.ac.uk. Last updated 30 July 2003 . London, British Library, MS Harley 2253, f. 67r, reproduced by permission of the British Library; no further reproduction permitted.