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DIMEV 101
IMEV 11.5
NIMEV 11.5
A lord king of might that leaven wouldst thy might
Irregular rhyming lines in Rolle’s Meditations on the Passion (Text A only) — ten and four lines
Author(s): Richard Rolle
Title(s): Meditations on the Passion
Subjects: Passion, meditations on
Versification: — irregular, two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.1.8, f. 204
First Lines:
A lord king of myȝt þat leuyn woldust þi myȝt
& os vnmyȝty become my wrongys to ryȝt…
Last Lines:
…And stoppyth al þe sauoure þat I may nouȝt the fele
þat so schamely haue ben þi tretoure vntrewe
Note: Ten lines, aabcbcddef, written as prose.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.87.
Ullman, J. “Studien zu Richard Rolle de Hampole.” Englische Studien 7 (1884): 415-72: 458.
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 24-5.