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A Lord God of mights most / Father and Son and Holy Ghost
William of Nassington, Tractatus de Trinitate et Vnitate — in couplets
Author(s): William of Nassington
Title(s): Tractatus de Trinitate et Vnitate
Subjects: Trinity, treatise on
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 33995, f. 155rv-156vb
First Lines:
A louerd god of myght mast
fader and son and haly gast…
Last Lines:
…Louerd Ihesu Crist yhtt thank I ye
Þat alle þis & mar has done for me
Note: Two columns. Lines 1-328 only.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 189-191v
First Lines:
A lord god of myghtes maste
fader and son and haly gaste
ffader for þu ert almyghtty
son for thow ert all wytty…
Last Lines:
…thurghe whilke I may at þe dredfull day
be led to þe blyse þat sall last a
Note: 432 lines, written one couplet per line in MS.
Attributed Author: Willelmus Nassyngton (f. 189)
Attributed Title: Incipit Tractatus Wilelmi Nassyngton quondam aduocati Iuris Eboraci de Trinitate & Vnitate cum declaracione operum dei & de passione domini nostri ihesu Cristi & cetera (f. 189)
Editions:
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: 63-75.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.334-39.
3.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Osborn MSS File Folder 19558, wrapper
First Lines:
[ ][ya][ ][h]eued ya[t]
[A Crown]e of thornys yat priked ye sar…
Last Lines:
…Elles thurt ye haf tholed nane oyer payn
Bot ye ded anely forto by vs agayn…
Note: A fragment of 47 lines [some partially illegible] in two columns on the inside of the wrapper.
Editions:
Zweck, Jordan. “Two Recently Discovered Fragments of Nassington and Rolle.” Journal of the Early Book Society 13 (2010): 203-19: 209-11.