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DIMEV 282
NIMEV 153.11
Alas I am I-cast a-down
Sinner’s lament in a Latin sermon — three lines, aab
Subjects: sermons, verse in; sinner, lament of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 85v
Transcription:
Allas i am icast adoun
Alas i am in hard presoun
Alas i am bi gilet so
Note: Follows a Latin lament, Heu heu heu potest enim dicere… (ff. 86-86v).
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 79.