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How should I but I thought on my ending day
A song of admonition — five 6-line stanzas (aaaabb) and burden: ‘Thynk we on our endyng I red I red I red / Thynk we on our endyng I red or we [gon]’
Note: For a variant see 2098.
Subjects: carols, of mortality; mortality
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.14.26 (899), f. 21
First Lines:
How schvld I bot I thogth on my nedyng day
qwen þat I am ded & closyd in clay…
Last Lines:
…ffor warne sche war
Swylk on fynd I non
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 252; 1977, 223-.