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Jesus wounds so wide
On the Wound in the Side of Christ — two quatrains (abab)
Subjects: Christ, wounds of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 286, f. 3
First Lines:
Ihesus woundes so wide
ben welles of lif to þe goode…
Last Lines:
…Bowe þu down to þe brinke
& mekely taste of þe welle
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.262.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 149.
Gray, Douglas. “The Five Wounds of Our Lord.” Notes and Queries n.s. 10 [208] (1963): 50-51, 82-89, 127-34, 163-8: 134.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 114.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 120-1.