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DIMEV 1359
IMEV 825.3
NIMEV 825.3 | 825.44
For hunger greedy I thee to feeden
The practical works of mercy — seven long lines with internal rhyme, or seven couplets of which two lines written as one in MS
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 841 (SC 2714), f. iv
First Lines:
for honger gredy the to feden lo me redy
for Thrist I clene haue dringe for god þat I lene…
Last Lines:
…Me wrong men wyten take a peny til god wil the …
This man I graue for ioye mede to haue



Inscriptions:
1.Source: olim Lammas, Norfolk, Church of St. Andrew North window, painted glass of Last Judgement, showing Virgin Mary performing seven works of mercy
First Lines:
For hungry Gredy
Thee to fede lo me nogh reedy…
Last Lines:
…Hostel I Crave
Come wery in and þou shall have
Note: No longer extant; 4 couplets.
Editions:
Blomefield, Francis, and Charles Parkin. An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. 8 vols. Fersfield, 1734-75; rpt 11 vols. London, 1805-10: 6.291-2.
Woodforde, Christopher. The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century. London: Oxford University Press, 1950: 194.