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DIMEV 3676
IMEV 2284.5
NIMEV 2284.5
Naveth my soul but fire and ice
May the Lord preserve us — last ten lines of a religious poem, possibly in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, f. 189
First Lines:
…Naueþ my saule bute fur and ys
& þe lichome eorþe and treo…
Last Lines:
…Hwenne deþ heom lat to þe murehþe
þat neuer ne byþ undon
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 100-1.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 37.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 3.