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DIMEV 3222
IMEV 1969
NIMEV 1969
Lord sung have I ofte / In my five wits with will and thought
‘An orison for sauynge of þe fyue wyttes’ — two 6-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘An orison for sauynge of þe fyue wyttes’
Subjects: wits, five bodily
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], f. 116ra1
First Lines:
LOd sunged haue I ofte
In my fyue wittes wiþ wille and þouȝte…
Last Lines:
…And also lord in synful felyng
Ȝif þi wille be. 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): 35.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, f. 159r1
First Lines:
Lord syngud haue I ofte
In my .v. wittes wiþ wille & þouhte…
Last Lines:
…And also lord in synful felyng
Ȝif þi wille be. A M E N
Editions:
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 147.