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DIMEV 1670
IMEV 1018.5
NIMEV TM 503
Grievous is my sorrow / both even and morrow
Appeal of Christ to man — seven 8-line stanzas including refrain: ‘Ye wil not frome synne refrayne’
Note: A religious parody of 1669; cf. Gude and Godlie Ballates, repr. Laing (1868), 132-7; Mitchell (1897), 151-7.
Subjects: parodies; Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library Dyce 25.F.40 (MS Dyce 45), ff. 17rb-17v
First Lines:
Grevouse ys me sorwoe
bothe Even & morow…
Last Lines:
…And ther to dwell certayne
yf they will from synne refrayne
Note: Text shifts from two-column format on recto to single on verso.