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Christ Christian king that on the cross tholed
Death & Liffe’, an allegorical vision — 459 non-rhyming alliterative lines
Title(s): Death & Liffe
Subjects: allegories; debates; national policy, discussions of; alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 384
First Lines:
Christ christen king yt on the crosse tholed…
Editions:
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 3.56-75.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 126-41.
Hanford, James Holly, and John Marcellus Steadman, Jr.. “Death and Liffe: An Alliterative Poem.” Studies in Philology 15 (1918): 221-94: 261-76.
Gollancz, Israel. Select Early English Poems. 9 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1913, 1933.
Henderson, J. D., ed. “Death and Liffe: A Diplomatic Text.” Diss. Southern Illinois, 1971.
Donatelli, Joseph M. P., ed. Death and Liffe. Speculum Anniversary Monographs 15. Cambridge: Medieval Academy of America, 1989.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 141-65.