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God that art of mights most / Father Son and Holy Ghost
‘Þe Prikke of loue’, a free translation of St. Edmund’s Speculum — 1082 lines in couplets
Note: See also 2553.
Author(s): Edmund Rich Archibishop of Canterbury
Title(s): ‘Þe Prikke of loue’; Speculum ecclesie
Subjects: treatises, devotional; instruction, religious
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 284ra2-286rc
First Lines:
God þat art of miȝtes most
ffader and Sone and holi gost…
Last Lines:
…Þat he haþ ordeyned for vre solace
Lord bring vs þider for þi grace Amen
Þus endeþ þe spore of loue
God graunt vs þe blisse of heuene aboue
Attributed Title: Her beginneþ þe Prikke of loue / Þat profitable is to soule be houe (see 1952)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 268-97.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 78va-80va
First Lines:
LOrd þat art of miȝtes most
ffader and sone and holigost…
Last Lines:
…Þus endeþe spore of loue
God graunt us þe blisse of heuen aboue
Attributed Title: A Tretis of Contemplacioun & Meditacioun (f. 78va)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.