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Listeneth lords lief in land / Sothly saws I will you tell
‘A Disputisoun bi-twene Child Ihesu and Maistres of the Lawe of Jewus’ — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Title(s): ‘A Disputisoun bi-twene Child Ihesu and Maistres of the Lawe of Jewus’
Subjects: Christ, life of; debates
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 301rc-301vb
First Lines:
Lustneþ lordes leoue in londe
Soþeli sawes I wol ȝou telle…
Last Lines:
…Preye we crist þat we so don
To geten þe gle in his glorie Amen.
Note: Lines 1-215 only.
Attributed Title: Her is a disputison bi twene chid [sic] Ihesu & Maistres of þe lawe of Iewes (f. 301rc)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden. Paderborn: F. Schoningh, 1875: 212-14.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 479-84.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 168-77.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 90vb
Note: Lines 1-104 only.
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, f. 70v
Note: Lines 37-92, 109-82, embedded in 429.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 104-5.