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Christ that was crucified for sinners unkind
The Lady who buried the Host, a miracle — seventeen 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 310.
Title(s): The Lady who buried the Host
Subjects: miracles; Host
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.4.35, Part I, ff. 3-5
First Lines:
Creyst that was cruciffeyed ffor synys on kynd
Gyffe me varey happe & gras…
Last Lines:
…And ȝeff hos gras when we hens waynde
To recyue owre god yn fforme of bred
Note: Followed by 1502.
Attributed Title: Explycit ysta ffabula (f. 5)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 54rb-55ra
First Lines:
Cryst þat was crucyfyed for synners vnkynde
Gyf me very happe & tokyn in þys cas
To meve of þys mater þat y of mynde
Clenly to declare god grunt me hys grace…
Last Lines:
…And geue vs grace when we hens wende
To resceyue oure god in forme of bredd
Attributed Title: Here foloweþ a good ensaumple of a lady þat was in dyspeyre (f. 54rb)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 134-44.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 116v-118v
First Lines:
God þat on the rode was rent
Graunt me grace redely to know þe case…
Last Lines:
…Soo þat we [ ] at oure endyng
[ ] in forme of brede
Note: Variant; portions deleted by damp and chemical treatments.
Editions:
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 300-4.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 3810, Part I, f. 10v
Note: Phrased differently than other MSS; refrain varies stanza to stanza.
Editions:
Jordan, Richard. “Kleinere Dichtungen der Handschrfit Harley 3810.” Englische Studien 41 (1910): 253-66: 256-61.