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DIMEV 6540
IMEV 4087
NIMEV 4087
White is thy naked breast and bloody is thy side
Candet nudatum pectus, variant version — six long lines
Note: See 6540.5.
Title(s): Candet nudatum pectus
Subjects: Christ, sufferings of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 55 (SC 1656), f. 49
Transcription:
Wyt is þi nachede brest and blodi is þi side
Starke weren þine armes þat strekede weren so wyde
Falu es thi faire ler and dummes þi sithe
Drie es þin ende body on rode so ytycthe
Þine þedes hongen colde al so þe marbre ston
Þine thirlede fet þe rede blod byron
Editions:
Thomson, S. Harrison. “The Date of the Early English Translation of the ‘Candet nudatum pectus.’” Medium Ævum 4 (1935): 100-5: 104.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 29.