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IMEV 2336
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Now is man holy and saint
Debate of the Body and Soul — a fragment, twenty-two lines in couplets and cross-rhymed quatrains
Note: See 2462.
Subjects: debates, body and soul; body and soul, debate between
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 27rb
First Lines:
Nou is mon hol & seint
I huvel him comit in mund…
Last Lines:
…þu salt in horþe wonien & wormes to cheuen
& of alle ben lot þat her þeve lew
Note: Some lines cropped at right.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes. Camden Society o.s. 16 (1841): 322.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: IV-X.” Anglia 3 (1880): 59-67, 275-92, 415-25, 533-51: 577.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 31.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 73-4.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 8-9.