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Have mind how I mankind have take
James Ryman, Appeal of Christ to Man — ten quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘O synfull man yeue me thyn hert’ and burden: ‘Reuert reuert reuert reuert / O synfull man geve me thyn hert’
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Appeal of Christ of Man
Subjects: carols, of Christ’s pleading; Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 3
First Lines:
Haue mynd atte xxxti wynter old
To the Iewys hou I was sold…
Last Lines:
…And hou the Iuys did me schorn
O synfull man & cetera
Note: 2 additional stanzas only.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 337.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 47v-48v
First Lines:
Haue myende how I mankyende haue take
Of a pure mayde man for thy sake…
Last Lines:
…I aske nomore manne but thyne hert
Reuert Reuert Reuert reuert
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 218-19.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 192; 1977, 169.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 159-60.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 117-19.