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DIMEV 1682
Hail be Thou Cross our only hope
A translation of the sixth stanza of the Latin hymn Vexilla regis prodeunt in Dives and Pauper — one quatrain
Subjects: translations; hymns
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19213. Diues & pauper, de Worde, 1496 , f. 8rb
Transcription:
Hayle be thou crosse our only hope
encrease thow to the meke[ly]
her rightwysnesse this passyon tyme
and gyue pardon to theym that ben gylty
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Sheeran, Francis J. “Ten Verse Fragments in Dives and Pauper.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 76 (1975): 257-70: 258-9.