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DIMEV 2655
IMEV 1585.5
NIMEV 1585.5
In token that death should the lust of man refrain
A story of King Palaan — one introductory stanza rhyme royal and nine quatrains
Note: Cf. 54, 601, 4973.
Subjects: Palaan, king; exempla
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 432, ff. 62-63
First Lines:
In token þat dethe shuld þe lust of man refrayne
By remembraunce in veyne prosperite…
Last Lines:
…Þat for no pryde nor veyne prosperite
Þe drede of god from her hertis shuld be
Attributed Title: A story of Kyng Palaan (f. 62)
Editions:
Brotanek, Rudolph. Mittelenglische Dichtungen aus der Handschrift 432 des Trinity College in Dublin. Halle: Niemeyer, 1940: 52.