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Mayden moder milde: notes 
London, British Library, Harley MS 2253, f. 83r

41. Tho Pilat herde the tydynge: There is a puzzling discontinuity here in the sequence of the narrative; lines 41-44 do not make sense in their current position (which places the summoning of Jesus before Pilate after the Ascension), and would belong more logically after line 24, but they are linked by the tight rhyme-scheme to the conclusion of the poem.


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