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Love I desire and love me beguile
A Description of Christ’s Love — seven couplets
Subjects: Christ, love of; love, of Christ
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.15 (37), Part I, ff. 55-55v
First Lines:
Loue I desyre & loue me be gyle
Loue sesyth stryue loue lesyt my lyue…
Last Lines:
…Preue ȝour ♥ in sqwyche degre
That in ȝow [four dots in square] stedefast ȝe be