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I wend to death a king iwis
Dialogue between the Spearman Death and a king, a Knight and an Archbishop — three quatrains
Title(s): Dialogue between the Spearman Death and a king, a Knight and an Archbishop
Subjects: dialogues, death and man; illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Faustina B.VII, Part II, f. 1v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 248-50.
Strutt, Joseph. Horda Angel-Cynnan …. 3 vols. London: B. White, 1775-76: 3.192.
Brunner, Karl. “Mittelenglische Todesgedichte.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 167 (1935): 20-35: 21-2.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 152.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 107.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 229-30.
2.Source: London, British Library Stowe 39, f. 32
First Lines:
I wende to ded clerke full of skill
Þat couth with word mate men at will…
Last Lines:
…Beest ne foghel ne oþer wyght
Bot I sal make þam dedde
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Mittelenglische Todesgedichte.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 167 (1935): 20-35: 21-2.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 248-50.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 36
Note: Accompanying an illustration.
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Mittelenglische Todesgedichte.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 167 (1935): 20-35: 21-2.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 248-50.
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 233-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 403.