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DIMEV 1830
NIMEV 1136.77
He is quick that seemeth dead
The mystery of the Incarnation — two quatrains
Note: Formerly included in 6709.
Subjects: Christ, Incarnation of; paradoxes
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Copenhagen, Royal Library, Copenhagen Thott 110 4o (29264), f. 163ar
First Lines:
he ys quycke that semyth dede
And also fleesh that semyth brede…
Last Lines:
…lett be thy Reason lett be thy Wondyre
For feythe ys above and Reason ys Vndr
Editions:
Bradley, S. A. J. “An Incompletely Noted Variant of the Middle English Lyric ‘Faith is Above Reason’ (Index 4181).” Notes and Queries n.s. 22 [220] (1975): 341-3: 342.