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DIMEV 6447
IMEV 4036.5
NIMEV 4036.5
When the nose blacks and the lip quakes
Signs of death — nine lines, the first seven roughly rhyming with ‘-es’ endings
Note: Cf. 6383, 6437, 6439, 6462.
Subjects: death, signs of
Versification: — nine-line — aaaaaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 312, f. 152
First Lines:
Wen þe nese blakes
and þe lippe quakes…
Last Lines:
…he þat bi for was proud
He sal haue bout a Clout
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Signs of Death in Middle English.” Mediaeval Studies 32 (1970): 282-98: 295.