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DIMEV 1183
IMEV 718
NIMEV 718
Eld maketh me geld
Old Age — in long irregular stanzas of 78 short lines
Subjects: old age; death, approach of
Versification: — irregular — aabaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 54v; 62
First Lines:
Elde makiþ me geld and growen al grai
when eld me wol feld nykest þer no nai…
Last Lines:
…i mot be þat eld beþ
he fint me vnder fot
Note: The item is split between two folios: f. 54v and f. 62.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.210-12.
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 148-50.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 170-2.