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DIMEV 2354
If death would come and shew his face
Preparation of death — 15 eight-line stanzas
Subjects: death, power of; death, longing for
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. b.5, pp. 22-24
First Lines:
If death wovld come and shew his face
As he doth shew his power…
Last Lines:
…Þat death can nevere come to soone
Vnto a minde prepard
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. “Two Songs of Death.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 64 (1963): 354-64: 67-71.