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IMEV 3698
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Thou that weared the crown of thorns
Against excesses in women’s dress — eight lines (aabbbbcc) with concluding couplet
Note: Cf. 1329 and 4169.
Subjects: clothing, against extremes of; women, against
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aabbbbcc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), f. 73
First Lines:
þou þat werred þe crowne of thornes
ffell dovne þe pryde of wommens hornes
And suffre hem longer with longe tayles
Ne none oþer vicyous entayles…
Last Lines:
…Lord for þy peyneful passyoun
To save oure soule frome dampnacoun
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 139.