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DIMEV 1575
God of Thy goodness grounder of grace
Prayer for assistance for grooms — three alliterative and cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: prayers; mercy, plea for
Versification: — four-line — alliterative
Macaronic: abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Garrett 151, f. 212v
First Lines:
God of thy goodnes grownder of grace
graunt to thy gromes þat grevun be full sore
with sykes badly and soro set in euery place
saght by vnkyndnes þat I can saye no more
Thys worlde ys so wonderfull voyd hyt were…
Last Lines:
…myche musyng one myschiff þat mer[ ] thys to see
hertis ha[ ]syd so hyely to ha[ ]e there desire
Note: Added by a hand of the sixteenth century to a flyleaf at end of volume, with pentrials including, ‘Compleynynge vnto your good and honorable lordship your pore orator and dayly bedman…’.