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Late as I went on mine playing / I set my heart all in solace
Appeal of Christ to Man — fourteen 8-line stanzas with the refrain, ‘Quid vltra debui facere
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — eight-line
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 65-66v
First Lines:
Late as I Wente on myn pleynge
I set my herte all in solase…
Last Lines:
…I wyll befor þe at þynne ende
Quid vltra debui facere
Editions:
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 110-13.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 159-62.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce fragments D.48 (printed ?Copland, c. 1500)
Note: Lines 10-24; 33-40.
Editions:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 11.