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IMEV 3490.6
NIMEV 3490.6
The tree of the cross is well bright
On a worthy tree — two couplets in a Good Friday sermon by Friar Nicolas Philip translating the Latin which precedes it
Note: Verse 5 of Vexilla regis prodeunt, for other versions of which see 4518, 5359, 1771, 5360.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; crucifixion; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746), f. 168
Transcription:
þe Tree of þe cros is wol bryȝte
With kynges porpur it is a dyȝte
Chosyn þou art a worthy tree
qwan so holy lemys towchedyn þee
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “Selected Verses from Bodleian Library MS Lat. Th. D.1.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 90 (1989): 163-6: 165.