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A cruel death contrarious to creatures in kind
A personal elegy on a young gentlewoman — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: elegies; women, praise of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.A.13 [olim Bridgewater], ff. 126v-127
First Lines:
HA cruell deeth contrarious to creatures in kynde
Ha deeth dispitous who may aduertise…
Last Lines:
…Comely kynde and curteis in nobleye of nurture
Vernant in alle vertu plesaunt and demure
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 241-43.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “The Storie of Aseneth.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 9 (1910): 224-64: 262-4 (as Epilogue to 367).