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When I think on doomsday full sore I me a-dread
On Doomsday — eleven monorhyming quatrains
Note: See also 5640.
Subjects: Doomsday; dialogues, death and man
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), f. 197v-198
First Lines:
Uuen I þenke on domesdai wel sore mai me drede
Þer shal affter his werc eueric fongen mede…
Last Lines:
…ffor his holie nome and for hire swete herendinge
Þat hoe houre soule in to heuene bringe amen
Note: Omitting stanzas 7, 12-15, but adding two stanzas between 10 and 11.
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Stengel, Edmund. Coducem Manu Scriptum Digby 86…. Halle: Orphanotrophei, 1871: 96-101.
2.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, f. 182
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 162-85.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 43
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 42-6.
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.IX, f. 246v
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 162-85.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 42-6.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Owl and the Nightingale. Percy Society 11. London: Richard, 1843: 67-80.