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Think of the latemost day when we shall faren
On Death — in monorhyming quatrains
Note: Cf. 6339.
Subjects: death
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 198-200
First Lines:
Þench of þe latemeste dai hou we schulen fare
Hout of þisse worlde mid serewe and mid kare…
Last Lines:
…And lete hous hatie þe wou and louien þe riȝtte
And bringe hous at þen hendedai into heuene liȝtte amen
Note: 114 lines.
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Stengel, Edmund. Coducem Manu Scriptum Digby 86…. Halle: Orphanotrophei, 1871: 101.
2.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 182v-184v
First Lines:
I hereþ of one þinge þat ye owen of þenche
Ye þat weryeþ þat riche schrud and sytteþ on eurebence…
Last Lines:
…And lete vs hatye þat wouh and luuþe þat ryhte
And bringe vre saule to heoueriche lyhte
Note: 132 lines including sixteen introductory lines.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 168-85.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), ff. 43v-45v
First Lines:
Þene latemeste dai wenne we sulen farren
vt of þisse worlde wid pine & wid care…
Last Lines:
…& lete us hatiin þat wawe & louien þat riste
and bring us at hure endesid in to houene liste
Note: 108 lines.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 46-54.
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.IX, . 247
Note: 132 lines; sixteen introductory lines.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 168-85.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 46-54.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Owl and the Nightingale. Percy Society 11. London: Richard, 1843: App., 70-80.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 231-3 (112 lines only).