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DIMEV 3204
IMEV 1959
NIMEV 1959
Lord I yield me guilty / That I never fed the hungry
A confession for negligence of the Works of Mercy — four 6-line stanzas
Subjects: prayers, of confession; mercy, works of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon]: not in this MS.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 115vc2-116ra
First Lines:
Lord I ȝelde me gulti
Þat I neuere fedde þe hungri…
Last Lines:
…Þat I may comen aftur my ded
And wonen euere lord wiþ þe. Amen.
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, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 34.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 158-159
First Lines:
Lord I ȝelde me gulty
Þat I neuer fedde þe hungri…
Last Lines:
…Þat I may comen after my ded
And wonen euer lord with þe. Amen.