The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When thine earen dinneth and thy nose sharpeth
Signs of Death — eight long lines or 16 shorter ones
Subjects: death, signs of
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322
, f. 169v
Wonne þin eren dinet and þin nose scharpet
And þin hew dunnet and þi sennowess starket…
…Al to late al to late þen is te wayn atte yate
For may vor no man þenne penaunce make
Note: Added to lower margin of leaf; eight long lines with the last two written to right of the other six, crowded between the six lines and the gutter so not maintaining verse lines.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other
o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 221.
A Selection of Religious Lyrics.
Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1975: 92.