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O cruel death painful and smart
James Ryman, a complaint against Death and Death’s reply — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: death; complaints; dialogues, death and man
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 71v-72
First Lines:
O cruell deth paynfull & smert
On the to thenke my hert is colde…
Last Lines:
…That was & is and ay shall be
Eternall god in persones thre
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 265-7.