The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I have sought thee many a day
On the mercy of Christ in saving the dying man from the devil — three
Subjects: death; Christ, grace of; dialogues; devil, speech of a
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049
, f. 38v
I haue sought the many a day
For to haue the to my pray
thy body to the graue
Pray Christ thy soule to saue
Tho it be late ere
thou mercie craue
Yet mercie thou shall haue
Note: Names of speakers, devil, Friar and Christ precede each couplet, and
another heading, for corpse to speak, follows but without text.
Heffernan, Thomas J.
“The Virgin as an Aid to Salvation in Some Fifteenth-Century English and
52 (1983): 229-38: 235-6.