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I saw him with flesh all bespread
How Christ shall come, in a Latin sermon — twenty long lines with ‘I sayh’ and ‘I come’ anaphoras, followed by 16 lines
Note: Including former 1143 and 1289; for discussion of the text and its divisions, see Wenzel (1985).
Subjects: Christ, coming of; sermons, verse in; Apocalypse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 139va-139vb
First Lines:
I sayh hym wiþ fless al bi sprad
I sayh hym wiþ blod al by ssad…
Last Lines:
…He þet Rod on þe dunne hors hadde muchel uolk
þat hym vol wede in tokning þet he was mytful
Note: 20 long lines in couplets.