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DIMEV 6437
IMEV 4031
NIMEV 4031
When the eye begins to turn
Signs of death — six lines
Note: Cf. 6383, 6439, 6447, 6462; followed by 5638.
Subjects: death, signs of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 507, f. 76v1
Transcription:
When þe hee beginns til tarne
& þe fote beginnis to spurne
& þe bak makes þe bowe
Þer by þu see sone
Þat he sall go to þe dome
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.156.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 81.