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I-heareth of one little tale that I you will tell
The Passion of Our Lord — 706 lines in couplets
Subjects: Christ, Passion of; Passion, meditations o
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1449 (SC 7554), pp. 163-166
First Lines:
Hereþ uv one lutele tale . þat ich eu wille telle
As we vyndeþ hit iwrite in þe godspelle…
Last Lines:
…þet heo hyne myhte wreye and don of lyf daye
As hit nehyh lechte to
Attributed Title: Ici cumence la passiun Ihu Crist en engleis. Incip. prologus (p. 163)
2.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 144-155
First Lines:
Ihereþ ny one lutele tale þat ich eu wille telle
As we vyndeþ hit i write in þe godspelle…
Last Lines:
…And heo vre erende bere sois hire ywune
Mid alle oþer halewe to hire swete sune Amen
Note: Transcript by Lhuyd in Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1449 (SC 7554), pp.163-6.
Attributed Title: Ici cumence la passyun ihesu crist en engleys (f. 144)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 37-57.