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Wenne Wenne Wenchichenne
A Charm — thirteen alliterative lines
Subjects: charms
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 4 A.XIV, f. 106v
First Lines:
Wenne wenne wenchichenne
her nescealt þu timbrien ne nenne…
Last Lines:
…& miccli lesse alsƿa anes handƿurmes hupeban
& alsƿa litel þu geƿurþe þet þu naƿiht geƿurþe
Editions:
Holthausen, Ferdinand. “Zur altenglischen literatur, VI.” Beiblatt zur Anglia 19 (1908): 213-15: 213.
Birch, Walter de Gray. “On Two Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in the British Museum.” Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature. 2nd ser. 11 (1878): 463-512: 463.
Grendon, Felix. “The Anglo Saxon Charms.” Journal of American Folklore 22 (1909): 105-237: 105.
Birch, Walter de Gray. “On Two Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in the British Museum.” Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature. 2nd ser. 11 (1878): 463-512: 485.
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: 144.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 5.