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DIMEV 4259
NIMEV 2683.55
On boughs of tree of great might
A verse charm, Jesus on the cross — one six-line stanza in couplets
Subjects: charms; Christ, crucifixion of
Versification: — six-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 56, f. 100
Transcription:
On bowes of tre of gret myght
Hengene thre bodys be day light
Jesus henge heme betwene
Dismas and Jesmas and þat was sene
Dismas to Jesus he gane call
And Jesmas in wanhoppe anone gone fall
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. “Notes on Some Middle English Charms.” In Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins. Beryl Rowland, ed. London: Allen and Unwin, 1974: 100.