The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When the nose blacks and the lip quakes
Signs of death — nine lines, the first seven roughly rhyming with
Subjects: death, signs of
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 312
, f. 152
Wen þe nese blakes
and þe lippe quakes…
…he þat bi for was proud
He sal haue bout a
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“Signs of Death in Middle English.”
32 (1970): 282-98: 295.