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Where Is Wille Buried? <i>Piers Plowman </i>A.12.105

Where Is Wille Buried? Piers Plowman A.12.105

A fresh examination of the ‘John But’ passus in Oxford, Bodleian MS Rawlinson poet. 137 (MS Ra) shows that the text does not say that Wille ‘is closed vnder clom’, a term that supposedly means ‘clay’ (a definition for which dictionaries cite only this supposed appearance), as all editions have it, but rather ‘is closed vnder clour’, a term denoting ‘mound of earth; sod, turf’.