The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 337
Crown of thorn so sharp and keen
Fragment of a poem on Christ’s passion and pleading — six lines in
Subjects: Christ, passion of; Passion
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4180
, f. i
…[c]rowne of thorne so scharpe & kene
throw my heyde [
[ ]rust truly
And all was man[ ]
[ ]redeme whom I dyd make so
[ ]ell & slye was euer thrawn
Agaynst my [ ]
ȝytt were I lothe þat þu shuld spyll…
Note: Portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century
song book, with musical notation.
Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court.
London: Methuen, 1961: 426.