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Hard gates I have go
Christ’s lament — four monorhyming lines
Subjects: Christ, complaint to man
Versification: — monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 119
Transcription:
Harde gates I haue go
It is isene on eueri to
To maken my frend of my fo
Loue me man for al my wo
Note: John Grimestone’s sermon notebook.
Attributed Title: De Passione Christi (f. 117)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 34.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 335v
Transcription:
Hard gatys haue I go