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For love I mourn and sorrow make
Amore langueo’ — two couplets as introductio thematis in a Latin homily, Dominica in passione vel in die parasceue, perhaps by John Bromyard
Note: Followed by 1371; cf. 2228.
Title(s): Amore langueo
Subjects: sermons, verse in; love lyrics
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24, ff. 144vb-145rb
Transcription:
for loue y morne
y persche al for þy sake
y hope al yn þy grace
my lyfe ys on þy face
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Preachers, Poets and the English Lyric. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986: 237-8.
2.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 149, f. 32
Transcription:
For loue y morne Y peris al for þi sake
Y hop thy grace
Mi liue ys on thi face
Note: Written as prose in a Latin sermon.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.131.
3.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 149, f. 32
Transcription:
For loue I morne & sorowe make
For morninge y perische for þi sake
Though y perysche y hope þi grace
My lyue my hope ys in þi face
Note: Written as verse; second occurrence; added to lower margin of page by a hand of the fifteenth century.
4.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 93, ff. 152v-153
Transcription:
for loue y peryssh al for thy sake
I hope yn thy grace
my loue ys yn thy swete face
that thou will me take
Note: Written as prose, here with lines out of order such that rhyme is abba.
5.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 277, p. 187
Transcription:
for luf I morene
I periche all for þi sake
I hope þi grace
my lyf es all on þi face
Attributed Title: Amore langueo (p. 185); sermo de passione Cristi in die parasceues facienda (added, p. 185)