Art. 12, Vorte make gras-grene

ART. 12, VORTE MAKE GRAS-GRENE: EXPLANATORY NOTES


ABBREVIATIONS: AND: Anglo-Norman Dictionary; ANL: Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (R. Dean and Boulton); BL: British Library (London); Bodl.: Bodleian Library (Oxford); CCC: Corpus Christi College (Cambridge); CUL: Cambridge University Library (Cambridge); IMEV: The Index of Middle English Verse (Brown and Robbins); IMEV Suppl.: Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse (Robbins and Cutler); MED: Middle English Dictionary; MWME: A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500 (Severs et al.); NIMEV: A New Index of Middle English Verse (Boffey and Edwards); NLS: National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh).

1 verdigres. See MED, verdegrece (n.), sense (d), “a green or blue-green pigment,” made by applying acetic acid obtained from ripe apples to the green oxide that forms on weathered copper or brass, from which the powdered dye was then distilled. See art. 13.

 
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Art. 12, Vorte make gras-grene

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Tac verdigres ant grynt hit, ant cast hit into thin staundys, ant cast therto the fineste     
wort that thu myht ifinden, ant sture togedere, ant writ.
Take verdigris and grind it, and cast it into your stand, and add to it the finest wort
plant that you can find, and stir them together, and write.


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