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Quanne Hic se on rode 
London, British Library, Royal MS 12E, f. 194v 

The manuscript

f. 194v | description of MS

The poem is the second item on the page (click for enlargement).

Description of MS

Description: George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King's Collections, vol. 2 (London: Longmans, etc., 1921), pp. 48-50.
Parchment, 197 fols., 170 x 20 cm. 
'Lives of Saints and theological collections of the early 14th century, in Latin; bound up with  a Latin metrical arithmetic and other matter in hands of the 15th century' (Warner and Gilson). This section (no. 27 in Warner and Gilson), is in the older part of the MS; it is written in a smaller Gothic book hand. The text of Quanne Hic se is preceded by another Middle English lyric on the Passion, a dialogue between the crucified Christ and his mother, Stond wel, moder, under rode, with music; it is followed by a further Middle English lyric on the Passion, in which Christ addresses the reader, Thenc, man, of min harde stundes (edited in Brown (1932), p. 2), and a French religious lyric, again with music.

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Set up by Bella Millett, enm@soton.ac.uk. Last updated 30 May 2003 . London, British Library, Royal MS 12E, f. 194v, reproduced by permission of the British Library; no further reproduction permitted.