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IMEV 3252.5
NIMEV 3252.5
Take heed unto my figure here above
A warning of death — eight lines
Note: Cf. 6469.
Subjects: death; illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 32v
First Lines:
Take hede unto my fygure here abowne
And se how sumtyme I was fresche and gay…
Note: Accompanies a picture of Death as a putrefying lady dressed in fine clothes, introducing 2625.
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Mittelenglische Todesgedichte.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 167 (1935): 20-35: 30.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 314 (first four lines).
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 213.