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IMEV 568
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By frailness of thy flesh thou fell in a case
Our Lady mediates — two couplets translating Case cecidisti carne cecata…
Subjects: Virgin Mary, attributes of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.6.16, f. 5
Transcription:
By ffrelnes off þi fflesche þu ffell in a caas
þu gaffiste to the dule þat to the goffyn was
Yt aperythe in thi honde wrytun With In
That thoro þe prayer off owre lady ffor ȝovyn is þi syn
Note: Trans. ‘Case cecidisti carne cecata…’ which precedes it; ‘owre lady’ in line 4 glossed ‘only mediator Ihesu criste’.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 64 [olim Bradfer-Lawrence 7; olim J. P. R. Lyell], f. 118