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In a church there I can kneel / This ender day in on morning
Deo gracias — eleven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Title(s): Deo gracias
Subjects: thanksgiving
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 407rc-407va
First Lines:
IN a Chirche þer I con knel
Þis ender day in on Morwenynge…
Last Lines:
…And sitte a mong his seintes hende
And þer synge Deo Gracias
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, 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.
Editions:
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Die kleinere gedichte der Vernon und Simeon handschrift.” Anglia 7 (1884): 280-315: 287-9.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 664-6.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 131-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 350-1.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 129ra-129rb
First Lines:
IN a chirche þere I con knel
Þis ender fay in on Morwenynge…
Last Lines:
…And sitte amonges his seyntes hende
And þere synge Deo gracias
Attributed Title: Explicit a songe of Deo gracias (f. 129rb)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 93-94
First Lines:
iN a kyrke as can knele
Þis endyr dey be a wode syde
Me lyked þo serwys wonder wele…
Last Lines:
…And sitte a mong his seyntes hende
And in þat place syng deo gracias
Note: Lacks stanzas 4, 5.
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. The Visions of Tundale. Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson, 1843: 161-3.