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DIMEV 6317
NIMEV 3953.55
When his eyen turneth
The approach of death — six lines in a vernacular sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; death, signs of
Versification: — six-line — aaabcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 96 (SC 4124), ff. 194-194v
Transcription:
Wan is heyn turniþ
And is breþ stynkyþ
And þe fet coldeþ
Þan far wel wyt
Fare wel wyf and child
And weel is þan forȝet
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “Death Lyrics from Two Fifteenth-Century Sermon Manuscripts.” Notes and Queries n.s. 23 [221] (1976): 341-2: 342.