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Christian Works

<p>The <i>Cisioianus</i> is a mnemonic poem in twelve verses, one for each month, designed as an aide-mémoire to help the user remember saints’ days and the dates of other church feasts. This early German example is unique. This example consists of nonsense verses, the number of words in each verse corresponding to the number of days in the month, with a saint’s day appearing at the appropriate place. Thus the fourth word in the first line for April is Ambrosius, indicating that St Ambrose’s day is April 4th. This extremely early German example is unique.</p>




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