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NIMEV TM 337
Crown of thorn so sharp and keen
Fragment of a poem on Christ’s passion and pleading — six lines in couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 337.
Subjects: Christ, passion of; Passion
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4180, f. i
Transcription:
…[c]rowne of thorne so scharpe & kene
throw my heyde [ ]
[ ]rust truly
And all was man[ ]
[ ]redeme whom I dyd make so bewtefully
[ ]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.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 426.