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Look on this writing man for thy devotion
An exhortation to hear Mass — thirteen stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: mass, virtues of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, pp. 429-430
First Lines:
Loke on þis wrytyng both old & yonge man for þi devocion
Walk here beside yf you can esspye…
Last Lines:
…Her it forth to þe end with meke entent
Wher God in fowrm of bred his body doth present
Note: Ends, ‘Explicit quod Hill’ (p. 430)
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 204-6.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 68-71.