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IMEV 2646.5
NIMEV 2646.5
Of Our Lady Mary beginneth now Her the plaint
Verse introduction and conclusion to ME prose narration of the Passion — two couplets
Subjects: introductions, to prose texts; Passion
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2498, p. 449ra
Transcription:
Of oure lefdy Marie bigynneþ now here þe pleynt
þat of þe passion of hir son sche tolde with hert feynt
Note: Note that found on p. 449, not 459 as in Brown and Robbins (1943).
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Bibliotheca Pepysiana: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys. Pt. III: Medieval Manuscripts. London, 1923: 3.109.
Påhlsson, Joel, ed. The Recluse: a Fourteenth Century Version of the Ancren Riwle. Lund: Ohlsson, 1911: v.
Drennan, J. F., and C. W. Marx. The Middle English Prose Complaint of Our Lady and Gospel of Nicodemus. Middle English Texts 19 (Heidelberg, 1987).