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DIMEV 689
As we are now
Warning to prepare for death, spoken by Les Trois Morts — three lines, rhyming abb
Subjects: death, approach of; warnings
Versification: — three-line — abb



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Wensley, Yorkshire, Church of the Holy Trinity painting on north wall of nave
Transcription:
[As] we a[re] now
[so] sal the be
[b]ewar wyt [me]
Note: Painting of Les Trois Vifs et les Trois Morts, with words written perpendicularly between the figures, as if spoken by each in turn.
Editions:
Tristram, Ernest W. English Wall Painting of the Fourteenth Century. London: Routledge & Paul, 1955: 262.