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25 December 2015

If Christmas Day on a Friday be

 

If Christmas day on a Friday be,  Winter snow scene in countryside

The first of winter hard shall be,

With frost and snow and with great flood,

But the end thereof it shall be good.

Again, the summer shall be good also;

Folk in their eyes shall have great woe;

Women with child, beasts, and corn

Shall multiply, and be lost none.

The child that is born on that day,

Shall live long, and lecherous be alway.

Who stealeth ought shall be found out,

If thou be sick it lasteth not.

 

 

 

 

12805.c.10. frontispiece The Boy's Winter Book Images Online Public Domain Creative Commons Licence

 

Happy Christmas from Untold Lives!

 

Verse taken from 1347.l.14 Christmas with the poets (London, 1855), based on British Library Harley MS 2252 f.153v The Commonplace Book of John Colyns.

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