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Have mind for thee how I was born
James Ryman, Appeal of Christ to Man — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hec sunt verba saluatoris / Nolo mortem peccatoris
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Appeal of Christ to Man
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man; carols, of Christ’s pleading
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 47
First Lines:
haue myende for the how I was borne
how with scourges my flesshe was torne…
Last Lines:
…yf thou be lost blame thou not me
nolo mortem peccatoris
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 217.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 191; 1977, 168.