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Gold and all this worlds win is nought but Christs rood
I would be clothed in Christ’s skin — one 8-line stanza (abababab) in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 124vb
First Lines:
Gold & al þis werdis wyn
Is nouth but cristis rode…
Last Lines:
…þan ȝef i litel of kith or kyn
ffor þer is alle gode Amen
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 88.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 130.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 63-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 15.