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Jesu Christ heaven king / Be at my beginning
De Principio Creationis mundi’, an Englishing of Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour — in couplets
Note: For other versions, see 3089, 5131, 6635.
Author(s): Robert Grosseteste
Title(s): Chateau d’Amour ; ‘De Principio Creationis mundi
Subjects: instruction, religious; allegories
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 78v-83
First Lines:
Ihesu cryst heuyn kynge
Be at my be gynninge
There is no man þat may ȝelpe
Bot he hath nede of godes helpe…
Last Lines:
…All contake leyd schall be
My wyll it is I schall saue ye
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 349-54.
Sajavaara, K., ed. The Middle English Translations of Robert Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour. Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki 32. Helsinki, 1967: 354.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 211-21; 501-5; 610.