The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I shall pray for his soul that God give him rest
On prayer for the souls of the dead — two couplets
Subjects: prayers, for the dead
1.Source: London, St Paul’s Cathedral Library MS 8 [formerly 9.D.xix]
, f. 265v
Ichill pray for hys sowle þat God gyff hym rest
And ichill hop
for his sowle for for þat con I best
He nold noȝt do for hym self
whylys he was on lyue
And if I do for hys sowle smal mote I
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds.
2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.166.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 563.