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DIMEV 3242
IMEV 1986
NIMEV 1986
Lordings and ye will lith / Of o thing I shall you kith
Merita Misse — fifty-three 6-line stanzas
Note: See also 3244; and for the earlier version of which this is an abridgement see 6871.
Title(s): Merita Misse
Subjects: mass, virtues of; miracles; tales
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 10va-12rb
First Lines:
Lordis ȝif ȝe wil lyþe
Of aþing I wil ȝou kyþe…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu saue ȝou from te fynd
& bryng ȝour soule to blis
Note: 69 stanzas
Attributed Title: De meritis misse quomodo debemus audire missam (f. 10v); Explicit meritis misse (f. 12rb)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. The Poems of John Audelay. Percy Society 14. London: Richards, 1844: 66-81.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 65-79.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, f. 74
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.59-60 (extract).