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I conjure the wound belive
A charm against a wound — fourteen lines in couplets
Subjects: charms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1600, ff. 3v2-4
First Lines:
Þe man þat will of lechcraft ler
Red vppon þis boke and he may ler…
Last Lines:
…Euermor in ioy for to be
In heuen with þe trinite
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 A.III
3.Source: London, British Library Sloane 405
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 3153
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 19674
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 33996, f. 109v
First Lines:
I coniure þe wounde blyue
by þe vertu of þe woundes fyue…
Last Lines:
Of þe sone & of þe holy gost
&sey þys þre tymes & þryes pater noster & aue
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Heinrich, Fritz. Ein mittelenglisches Medizinbuch. Halle: N. Neimeyer, 1896: 162-3.
7.Source: London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library 542 [olim Payne], f. 14v
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 64 [olim Phillipps 6883], f. 163ra
First Lines:
I coniure the wonde blyve
by the vertu of the wondes fyve
Of Ihesu cryste bothe godde and man
Whyche ryght he vs from helle wanne…
Last Lines:
…In the name of the fader of mygthis moste
Of the sonne and of the home of the holy gooste
Note: Three couplets, the second and third separated by prose passage; written as prose.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 242.