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DIMEV 2190
I have sought thee many a day
Comments of death, a monk, and Christ, attached to a drawing of a deathbed scene — three couplets on scrolls
Note: Formerly 3703.8; cf. 3021, 3936.
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying; death
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 have the to my pray [Death]
Comitt thy body to the graue
Pray crist thy soule to saue [Monk]
Tho it be late ere tho mercie craue
Yet mercie thou shall haue [Christ]
Editions:
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 249.