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I ne may leven on no manner
A mourning song of the Passion — two quatrains explicating ‘Non me possum continere’ which precedes them in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Passion, carols/songs of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 122
First Lines:
I ne may leuen on non manere
ne leten for no þing…
Last Lines:
…I se him peined on fele manere
Ihesu wat sal I seyȝe
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 40.