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DIMEV 2881
NIMEV 1684.99
Jesu my spouse good and true
Prayer of a virgin to the crucifix (6 lines) and lament of the devil (4 lines) — five couplets
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to; Satan, lament of; devil
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 78, f. 223vb
Transcription:
Ihesu my spowse good and trewe
Ne take me to noon other newe
In thy kepyng I me betake
And the I haue chose to my make
Som tokyn of loue thow send me blyue
That I the fend a way may dryue

Allas alas I am ynome
A woman me hath ouyr come
Sethe I on here se crystys blod
for fere I fle and wax wod
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 65.