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IMEV 1664.5
NIMEV 1664.5
Jesu be Thou my joy all melody and sweetness
Three irregular rhyming lines in Rolle’s English Psalter (Ps. XVI)
Note: For further MSS see Allen (1927), 170-7.
Author(s): Richard Rolle
Title(s): English Psalter
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to
Versification: — irregular — abb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 12 (SC 4127), f. 85v
Transcription:
Ihesu be þou my ioy al melody and swetnes
and lere me for to synge
þe sange of þi louynge
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 15.
2.Source: Oxford, University College 64, f. 62va
Transcription:
Jhesu be þu my ioy all melody and swetnes
and lere me forto syng þe sang of þi louyng
Editions:
Bramley, Henry Ramsden. The Psalter, or Psalms of David and certain canticles. Oxford: Clarendon, 1884: 204.