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DIMEV 6462
IMEV 4047
NIMEV 4047
When thine hue bloketh
Signs of Death — eighteen lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 6383, 6437, 6439, 6447, 6459, 6460.
Subjects: death, signs of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 416 (SC 2315), f. 109
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 221.
2.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, f. 189
First Lines:
Wenne þin heou blokeþ
and þi strengþe wokeþ…
Last Lines:
…þeonne biþ hit sone of þe
al so þu neuer ner
Note: 12 lines only, set as two six-line stanzas of couplets.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 221.
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 101.