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IMEV 3525
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This wind by reason is called temptacion
Christ in the cold — eleven quatrains (irregular) with refrain, ‘To kype the cold wynd awaye’ and burden: ‘there blows a colde wynd todaye todaye / þe wynd blows cold todaye / cryst sufferyd his passyon for manys saluacyon / co kype the cold wynd awaye’
Note: Formerly 3525 (alphabetized by the burden).
Subjects: carols, of the Passion
Versification: — four-line — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1379 (SC 7683), pp. 32-34
First Lines:
Thys wynde be reson ys callys tetacyon
þe rauyȝth both nyȝth & daye…
Last Lines:
…& bryng vs to hys place where ys myrþe & solas
to kype the cold wynd A waye
Note: At the end: ‘finis’.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 127-8; 1977, 113-14.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 105.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 162-3.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 493-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 150-1.