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Jesu for thy mickle might / Thou give us of thy grace
A Meditation on the Passion — five 10-line stanzas (ababccdeed)
Subjects: Christ, Passion of; Passion, meditations on
Versification: — ten-line — ababccdeed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 79vb
First Lines:
Iesu for þi muchele miht
þou ȝef vs of þi grace…
Last Lines:
…When he wolde make þe fre
ant bicome þi broþer
Note: First two lines of each stanza written two lines of verse per line of MS.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 83-5.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 208-10.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 150-2.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 57-9.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 217-19.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 61.