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Though our lord Jesu Christ dead was upon the Rood
The Harrowing of Hell and the Destruction of Jerusalem, in the Temporale of the South English Legendary — 542 lines
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: hell, harrowing of; Jerusalem, destruction of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.6 (28), ff. 73-79
First Lines:
Þo oure lord Ihesu crist ded was vp on þe rode
Ioseph of Armaþie wond hym in cloþis goode…
Last Lines:
…but ȝif þei to cristendome here hertis wil wende
and ihesu for þi grete grace hem þerto sone sende
Note: In this MS incorporated as part of 3452.
Attributed Author: quod Rose (f. 79) scribe?
Attributed Title: Explicit temporale in Anglicis quod Rose (f. 79)