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IMEV 1293.5
NIMEV 1293.5
I conjure them in the name of the father
A charm against thieves — in couplets
Note: Following 1548.
Subjects: charms; thieves
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 685 (SC 817), f. 205: possibly confused with 1462.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 170
First Lines:
I conioure hem in the name of the ffader and sone and holy gost
in hem ys vertu Alther most…
Last Lines:
…Lord ihesu Graunte me þys
As ȝe ben in heven blyus
Note: 18 lines, followed by Latin couplet, Versus disperibus meritis / pendent tria corpora ramis…; immediately follows 1548 without a break.
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.".
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.
Editions:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": 42.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 58-9.