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DIMEV 6421
NIMEV 4021.55
When that is white waxed fallow
The approach of death — three couplets in a vernacular sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; death, signs of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 96 (SC 4124), f. 194
Transcription:
Wan þat is wyte waxit falou
And þat is cripse waxit calau
Wen þi neb ryveliþ as a roket
And þin hein porfilin as scarlet
And þi nose droppiþ as a boket
Þan þou beon yclipid kombir flet
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “Death Lyrics from Two Fifteenth-Century Sermon Manuscripts.” Notes and Queries n.s. 23 [221] (1976): 341-2: 342.