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DIMEV 1824
IMEV 1134
NIMEV 1134
He hast a sweet song loud I-cried
Christ’s gifts — five alliterative lines (aaabb)
Subjects: Christ, gifts of
Versification: — five-line — alliteration, aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 81v
Transcription:
he haȝt a swete song loude icried
he haȝt a trewe tonge wel itried
he haȝt a liȝt lesso for lerd and lewed
he haȝt wismenes redeles slyliche ischewed
he haȝt þe redles wel irekened to make þe wel iþewed
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 68.