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By this tokening of the rood far from me mote flee
The power of the symbol of the Cross to put evil to flight and give birth to all blessings — four lines in couplets
Subjects: Cross; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27), f. 162va
Transcription:
Bi þis tokninge of þare rode for fram me mote floe
Alle wikkedhede boe wat hit euere boe
And bi þat ulke tokninge mote boe yborewe
Alle þing þat blessed is aneuere and amorewe
Note: Follows 324.
Attributed Title: Per crucis hoc signum fugiet (f. 162va)
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 28.