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IMEV 2685
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On Easter day in the dawing Jesu rose fro death to life
The Story of the Resurrection based upon the South English Legendary
Note: For the usual text see 787.
Subjects: Christ, burial and resurrection
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 30-31
First Lines:
On Esterne day in þe dawing
ihesu ros fro deth to lyue
blissid be þat ilke tiding
who so him louid þei were ful briþe…
Last Lines:
…& gaderid þe disciplis ageyn
þat in wide londis were þan brouht
Note: In this MS, break between this and the following 2647 is 4 lines earlier, ending, ‘In Galile þei schul me fynde’.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.III, f. 95vb-98vb
First Lines:
On sononday in þe daghyng
He ros fro ded to liue…
Last Lines:
Thole ded & rise thridday
and bring til end his dede
Note: Inserted in one MS of Cursor Mundi.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.985-91.
Brown, Beatrice Daw, ed. The Southern Passion, Pepysian MS. 2344 EETS o.s. 169 (1927); repr. 1987: 63-77.