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DIMEV 6460
IMEV 4046
NIMEV 4046
When thine eyen beth I-hid
Signs of Death — six lines, translating the Latin, ‘Oculi cum occultentur…’
Note: Cf. 6383, 6437, 6439, 6447, 6459, 6462.
Subjects: death, signs of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 28
First Lines:
Wenne þin eyen beit ihut
& þin heren beoit idut…
Last Lines:
…ant lute þad wllit to þine soule ben holde
Note: Written two lines of verse per line in manuscript.
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 21.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Signs of Death in Middle English.” Mediaeval Studies 32 (1970): 282-98: 291.