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Jesu seeing peoples coming him till
A paraphrase of the Beatitudes — thirteen couplets
Subjects: scripture texts, paraphrases
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, ff. 208v-209
First Lines:
Ihesu seynge peplys comynge hym tylle
He styed and sette hym on a hylle…
Last Lines:
…Ioye ye and glad ye wiþ mylde steuene
Your mede ys moche in blys of heuene
Attributed Title: Octo beatitudines (f. 208v)
Editions:
Hirsh, John C. “Prayer and Meditation in Late Mediaeval England: MS. Bodley 789.” Medium Ævum 48 (1979): 55-66: 64.
2.Source: Ushaw, St Cuthbert’s College 28, ff. 78-79
First Lines:
Ihesus seyng peples comyng him tille
he steyd and set him on an hille…
Last Lines:
…blesside be pore men milde in spirith
þe rewme of heuen is here be Ryghte…
…þis lesson a virtuose chylde shulde sey
often to his souereyns eueryday
Note: Two couplets of introduction, nine Beatitudes, and four-line conclusion in Speculum Christiani, Quarta Tabula
Attributed Title: Benedicciones dei omnipotentis (f. 78)