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IMEV 2365
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Now the Passion we will take
Passio domini’ — a portion of the metrical Life of Christ, in short couplets
Note: For other portions, see 2646, 6133.
Subjects: crucifixion; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39996 [olim Phillipps 9803], ff. 23v-39
First Lines:
Now þe passion we wole take
And þerof our speche make…
Last Lines:
…Þat Ihesu þurgh þe harde stone
Ros vp quyk in blode & boon
Editions:
Stine, Shirley Packard, ed. “The Metrical Life of Christ: Edited from MS BM Additional 39996.” Diss. University of Pennsylvania, 1962 [DA 23.1010].