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DIMEV 3049
IMEV 1860
NIMEV 1860
Lent is an holy time / In which folk will them shrive
Poem on Shrift, based on the last 92 lines of the Quadragesima section in the South English Legendary — quatrains (abab or abcb) with one six-line stanza (aabccb)
Note: See 3048.
Subjects: seasons, of church year; penance
Versification: — four-line — abab, abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 296v-298v
First Lines:
LEnten is an holy tyme
In which folk wile hem schryue…
Last Lines:
…to come to cristis table
at Estern tyme Amen
Editions:
Funke, Otto, ed. A Middle English Reader. Bern: A. Francke, 1944: 48-9.