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Jesu Christ Saint Mary son
A prayer to Jesus — twenty quatrains (abab)
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; prayers, to Christ
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 211ra-211va
First Lines:
Ihesu criste Saynte Marye sonne
Thurgh whaym þis werlde was worthily wroghte…
Last Lines:
…That I may come vn to þi place
And wonne ay with the stylle Amen
Attributed Title: Explicit Tractatus. Explicit. Amen. Thornton. Amen. (f. 211v)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: orig. ed. 79-82; rev. ed. 73-5.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.364-5.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 131-3.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 236-9.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 21-2 (7 st. only).