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Jesu Christ that died on tree / To buy mans soul…
An expanded and altered version of Lydgate’s Stans Puer ad Mensam (3588) (abab) with a Prologue of six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: For the normal version see 3588.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Stans puer ad mensam
Subjects: manners, treatises on; children, instructions for behaviour of
Versification: — eight-line, six-line, four-line — ababbcbc, ababcc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 17v-19v
First Lines:
Ihesus cryste þat dyed vpon A tree
To bye mans saule þat ons was for lorn
Helpe þem wele in All þer degree
That doth euer ryght be hynd & beforn…
Last Lines:
…Take A candell in þi hond Anon & hold hym lyght
To he haue drownkyn what he wyll styll by hym þu byde
Note: 32 stanzas (the last has 5 lines).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 56-64.