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IMEV 1365
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I sigh when I sing / for sorrow that I see
A song of the Passion — six 10-line stanzas
Subjects: Passion, carols/songs of
Versification: — ten-line — ababccbddb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 2 (SC 1603), f. 6
First Lines:
Hi sike al wan hi singe
for sorue þat hi se…
Last Lines:
…for any worlde his win
þat was so der hi boyt
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Religious Poems from MS. Digby 2.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 97 (1896): 309-12: 308.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 753-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 37-9.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 34-6.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 80ra
First Lines:
I syke when y singe
for sorewe þat y se…
Last Lines:
…þat haþ vs duere boht
he bring vs to wynne
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 85-7.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 210-124.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 455-7.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 59-60.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 294-5.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 393.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 82-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 219-20.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 109-10; 236-7.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 62.