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DIMEV 1054
NIMEV 643.55
Come thou man ne dread thee nast
Bidding of the Virgin to man — one 6-line stanza
Note: Cf. 3376 for a different translation.
Subjects: sinner, lament of; penance
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 107, f. 89
Transcription:
Cum þu man ne drad þe nast
mi sune þat þe haueþ so dure i boȝt
wiþ blodi side bid for þe
his moder mid hure breste swete
heo nele þe for lete
for milse and merci forbied hit me
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 60.