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DIMEV 6652
IMEV 4154.5
NIMEV 4154.5
Whoso will the even fast of Barbara water and bread
On fasting on the eve of St Barbara’s day, trans. Latin — three couplets
Note: Translating Latin, ‘Barbara nocte tua pane qui cibatur et unda / Hic numquam poterit baratri sentire profunda’.
Subjects: Barbara, saint; feasts
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 83, f. 1v
First Lines:
Who so wyll the euyn fast of barbara water & brede
þe [ ] day of decembre is it euyn as we rede…
Last Lines:
…In þe forme of brede certayne as she selyrd dere
Þerfore serue hir day this virgyne bryght and clere
Note: Latin precedes top f. 1v.
Editions:
Colker, Marvin L., ed. Trinity College Library, Dublin: Descriptive catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts. Aldershot, Hants.: Scolar Press, 1991: 1.150.