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DIMEV 3218
IMEV 1967
NIMEV 1967
Lord my God all merciable / I thee beseech with heart stable
A prayer to God the Father attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas — forty-five couplets
Note: For the ME prose translations, cf. Doyle (1948).
Author(s): Thomas Aquinas (attrib.)
Subjects: prayers, to God; God, prayers to
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 115rb-115rc
First Lines:
LOrd my God al Merciable
I þe bi seche wiþ herte stable…
Last Lines:
…Þyne Ioyes vsen and wiþ þe wone
In þi glorie wiþ ffadur and sone. Amen.
Attributed Title: An orisoun to god (f. 115rb)
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): 26-9.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 122-5.