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IMEV 1083.5
NIMEV 1083.5
Hail thou festful day
A verse insert in a prose text on Adam and Melchisedech — 18 lines
Subjects: Easter; Passion, exhortation to worship by; Christ, Passion of; Cross, feast of the Exaltation of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 423 (SC 2322), f. 411v
First Lines:
Heil þou festful day
þat puttist oure woundes away…
Last Lines:
…The þeef on cristis rith hand
herd ful good tytand
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Mills, C. A., ed. John Capgrave’s Solace of Pilgrimes, c. 1450. London, New York: H. Frowde, 1911: 160.