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Lord with this sustenance
Grace after supper — one 8-line stanza (aabccbdd)
Subjects: grace, at meals
Versification: — eight-line — aabccbdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2339, f. 122v2
Transcription:
Lord wiþ þis sustynaunce
Ȝeue us good contynuaunce
Þin heestis forto kepe
And neuer aftir to do amys
Bi which we moun lese heuen blis
But þe to haue oure seete
And þat þis bone grantid mai be
Seie we a pater noster & an aue
Attributed Title: Gracis aftir soper (rubricated, f. 122v)
Editions:
Patterson, Frank A. “Shakspeare and the Medieval Lyric.” Shakesperian Studies by Members of the Department of English And Comparative Literature in Columbia University. B. Matthews, and A. H. Thorndike, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1916. 431-52: 448.
2.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 70, f. 195
Transcription:
Lord wiþ þis sustenaunce
ȝyue us good contynuaunce
Þin heestis for to kepe
And neuere aftir to doon amysse
bi which we moun leese heuen blisse
but þere to haue oure sete
And þis boone grauntid mai be
Seie we a pater noster
Note: Follows 1011.
Attributed Title: Graces aftir soper (f. 195)