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When shall relief release my woe
Subjects: A longing for Death — one quatrain; death, longing for
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 9 C.II, f. 44v
Transcription:
Whan shall relyfe reles my wo
Whan shall my lyfe by dethe be seste
Whan shall my happy hape be so
That my pore harte may come to reste
Note: Marginal inscription. Written in the hand of Thomas Lower.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.362.