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DIMEV 3155
IMEV 1930
NIMEV 1930
Lo leman sweet now may thou see
Appeal of Christ to Man, his ‘Lemman’ — two 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Note: See 5940.
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, f. 34v
First Lines:
Lo lemman swete now may þou se
þat I haue lost my lyf for þe…
Last Lines:
…Þat I þi lufe sa dere have boght
And I aske þe noght elles
Note: Follows 6110; followed by 3659.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.71.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 94.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 279.
Woolf, Rosemary. “The Theme of Christ the Lover-Knight in Medieval English Literature.” Review of English Studies n.s. 13 (1962): 1-16: 26.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 49.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 363.