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An alliterative poem in 1,812 lines from the second half of the 14th cent., the only manuscript of which is the famous Cotton Nero A. X which is also the sole manuscript of Pearl, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (see Pearl). It deals with three subjects from the Scriptures: the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the fall of Belshazzar.

Subjects: Literature.

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