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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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I believe that Christ was born of Mary the Virgin
A macaronic paraphrase of the Creed — eleven 8-line stanzas
Subjects: Creed, apostles’
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), ff. 7-8v
First Lines:
I by leve that cryst was borne of mari the virgen
Criste ys Exsubstancya patri ante secula gemius…
Last Lines:
…Venite benedicte I schall yow send
to my blysse endles et ad vitam eternam amen
Note: Beginning lost, at the end: ‘finis’.