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Jesu that art gentle for joy of Thy Dame
Ballad of a tyrannical husband — twenty-eight monorhyming quatrains (imperfect at end)
Subjects: husbands; dialogues
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 8009 [Mun. A.6.31], ff. 370-372
First Lines:
Ihesu that arte Jentyll ffore Joye off thy dam
As thu wrought thys wyde worlde in hevyn is þi hom……
Last Lines:
…They wer bese alday A fytte here I fynde
And I had drenke eny Ye shall heyre the best be hynd…
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.196-9.