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Each day me cometh tidings three
Three Sorrowful Things — six lines in couplets
Note: For other versions see 2707, 5902, 5905, 5906 and 6341.
Subjects: sorrowful things, lists of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, f. 189
First Lines:
Yche day me cumeþ tydinges þreo
for wel swiþe sore beoþ heo…
Last Lines:
…Þe þridde is my meste kare
Þat ich not hwider ich scal fare
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: 101.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 18.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 20-1.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27), f. 162va
First Lines:
Boe ware hoe ih boe
Aday me comeþ sorewen þre…
Last Lines:
…þat þridde is mi meste care
Not ih þanne wider ih schal fare
Note: Trans. ‘Sunt tria ve qui mescificant me nocte die quoque…’, written to right.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 19.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Pembroke College 258, f. 134v
First Lines:
Heuerei deg me comez tiþings þre
wel sori ben wee…
Last Lines:
…þe þridde is mi moste kare
þat I ne wiȝtwider I sall fare
Note: Formerly double-listed under 738.5.
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “Unpublished Middle English Verses on ‘The Three Sorrowful Things.’” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 83 (1982): 31-3: 33.
4.Source: Maidstone, Kent, Maidstone Museum MS A.13, f. 243v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 172.