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Who was dead and never borne
Six Biblical questions and answers — each in a couplet
Note: A seventh is added in a later hand; cf. a Latin set in London, British Library Sloane 1609, f. 32, with English glosses, printed by Förster (1918), 213.
Subjects: riddles
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), f. 72v
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleinere mittelenglische texte.” Anglia 42 (1918): 145-224; 43 (1919): 191: 212-13.
Förster, Max. “Two Notes on Old English Dialogue Literature.” An English Miscellany Presented to Dr. Furnivall. W. P. Ker, A. S. Napier, and W. W. Skeat, eds. Oxford: Clarendon, 1901: 86-106: 101-2.