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DIMEV 1106
IMEV 673
NIMEV 673
Death is strong and mastereth all thing
The qualities of death — five couplets
Subjects: death, power of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.301 (SC 12158), ff. 92v-93
First Lines:
deeth is strong & mastryth al þyng
he ne sparyth emperour ne kyng…
Last Lines:
…of werdely offys be þou notth bold
ded ne sparyth neyþyr ȝowng ne hold
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2316, f. 25v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.120.