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DIMEV 2189
NIMEV 1312.55
I have sought thee many a day
On the mercy of Christ in saving the dying man from the devil — three couplets
Subjects: death; Christ, grace of; dialogues; devil, speech of a
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 38v
Transcription:
I haue sought the many a day
For to haue the to my pray
Committ 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.
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “The Virgin as an Aid to Salvation in Some Fifteenth-Century English and Latin Verses.” Medium Ævum 52 (1983): 229-38: 235-6.