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DIMEV 295
NIMEV 158.44
Alas my child why have ye thus dight
Mourning cry of the Virgin Mary at the Cross — twelve lines, roughly cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: Christ, lament to; Virgin Mary, lament of; crucifixion
Versification: — four-line — abab



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Heydon, Norfolk, Church of Saints Peter and Paul, olim ‘Blasphemy Window’ in north aisle
First Lines:
Alas my chyle qwy have ȝe þus dyth
Ȝe cursyd swererys al be dene
Hys lemys be rent asundyr ryth
Alas my mone how may I mene…
Last Lines:
…The Iews that nailed him on the cross
They knew not what they did indeed…
Editions:
Woodforde, Christopher. The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century. London: Oxford University Press, 1950: 184.
Blomefield, Francis, and Charles Parkin. An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. 8 vols. Fersfield, 1734-75; rpt 11 vols. London, 1805-10: 6.253.