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The gates of Paradise through Eve weren I-locken
Eve and Our Lady — a single couplet
Subjects: Eve; Virgin Mary
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 143
Transcription:
Þe ȝates of parais
Þoruth eue weren iloken
and þoruth oure swete ladi
Aȝein hui beoþ nouþe open
Note: The ‘d’ is omitted in the first line in ‘paradise’. The second word of the last line consists of an ‘h’ followed by three minims, with a dot over the third mimim, the scribe’s usual way of distinguishing ‘i’.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 237; rev. ed. 257.