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IMEV 109
NIMEV 109
Abel was loosed in trueness
On the Old Testament worthies — seven monorhyming lines
Subjects: Old Testament, worthies
Versification: — seven-line — aaaaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 84
First Lines:
Abel wes looset in treunesse
Habraham in bousumnesse…
Last Lines:
…dauid þe kinc hede reunesse
Job þe gode þolemodnesse
Note: Preceded by the Latin equivalent. ‘Iam innocenciam abel audiui…’.
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 25.