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A maid Christ me bid yerne
Thomas de Hales, ‘A Luue ron’ — twenty-six stanzas abababab
Author(s): Thomas de Hales O.F.M.
Title(s): ‘A Luue ron’
Subjects: love, toward Jesus; love, divine and human
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 187-188v
First Lines:
A Mayde cristes me bit yorne
Þat ich hire wurche a luue ron…
Last Lines:
…And yeue him god endynge
Þat haueþ i wryten þis ilke wryt
Attributed Title: Incipit quidam cantus quem composuit frater Thomas de Hales de ordine fratrum Minorum ad instanciam cuiusdam puelle deo dicate (f. 187)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 93-9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 68-74.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 49-54 (19 st. only).
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 104-9.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 219-21.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 13.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 156-62.
Fein, Susanna Greer. Moral Love Songs and Laments. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998.