The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I Thee honour with all my might / In form of bread as I Thee see
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — five quatrains
Subjects: prayers, for use in church
abab with all b-rhymes rhyming with each other
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]
, f. 115ra2
I þe honoure wiþ al my miht
In fourme of Bred as i þe
…Wiþ ffadur and sone and holygost
Þat Regneþ God
In Trinite. Amen.
Note: 1 x 8 abababab, 1 x 10 abababcbab
Attributed Title: A preyer at þe leuacioun (f. 115ra)
Doyle, I. A.,
The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng.
with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds.
A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1.
Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1.
o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 25.
Patterson, Frank A.
The Middle English Penitential Lyric.
Columbia University Studies in English.
New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 70-1.
2.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 316A
, f. 110v
i the honour with al might
Informe of brede as y þe
Ihesu þat of þat lady bryght
Mary man be cam for
…That he þat mannes soule sleethe
Neuer haue power of
Note: Added by original scribe to last folio of volume, to fill out
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“Private Prayers in Middle English Verse.”
Studies in Philology
36 (1939): 466-75: 472-3.
3.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 151
In the honour with all myght
In forme of brede as y þe
…That he þat mannes sowle sleeth
Neuer haue power on
Note: Last item in the manuscript (MS has no foliation).
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787
, ff. 12-12v
Welcome be þu soule fode
Boþe Jhesu god and manne
me þu honge apon þe roode
Þe bodi blike ande wonne
water & þe blod out of þi side ron
Of my sinnes lorde do me
Ihesus god and mon
Graunte me þat I þe loue mote
þe honour with al my myht…
…ffadur & son and holigost
That regneþ god in
Note: 26 lines; with two introductory ‘Welcome’
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“Levation Prayers in Middle English Verse.”
40 (1942): 131-46: 138-9.
Baugh, Nita Scudder.
A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John
Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add.
Philadelphia, 1956: 97-100.
5.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559
, ff. 32-32v
Lorde I the honoure with all my myght
In forme of bred as i the
Ihesu that in mari hym lyth
And man bi come for loue of
…And through that ladi of mercie most
mi soule thou take to
To thi mercie I triste as þow wel wost
Now gracius god graunte
it me. Amen
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: This prayer schal be said at agnus dei (f. 32, rubric)