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IMEV 504
NIMEV 504
Behold woman a doleful sight
Dialogue between Christ and the Virgin — three quatrains
Subjects: dialogues, Virgin and Christ; Christ, dialogue, with Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, dialogue, with Christ
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 120v
First Lines:
Behold womman a dolful sith
Þis is þis sone þat hanget here…
Last Lines:
…Myn herte ne may no lengere dreyȝe
ffor þi blod þat rennet þe fro
Attributed Title: Lamentacio dolorosa (f. 120)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 37-8.