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DIMEV 6459
IMEV 4045
NIMEV 4045
When thine earen dinneth and thy nose sharpeth
Signs of Death — eight long lines or 16 shorter ones
Note: Cf. 6383, 6437, 6439, 6447, 6460, 6462.
Subjects: death, signs of



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 169v
First Lines:
Wonne þin eren dinet and þin nose scharpet
And þin hew dunnet and þi sennowess starket…
Last Lines:
…Al to late al to late þen is te wayn atte yate
For may vor no man þenne penaunce make
Note: Added to lower margin of leaf; eight long lines with the last two written to right of the other six, crowded between the six lines and the gutter so not maintaining verse lines.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 221.
Gray, Douglas, ed. A Selection of Religious Lyrics. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1975: 92.