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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
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, St Paul’s Cathedral Library MS 8 [formerly 9.D.xix], f. 265v
Transcription:
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 þryue
Note: ‘MS 8’ in Ker and Piper, eds (1969), 3.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.166.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 563.