The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Man among thy mirths have in mind
The XVI Points of Charity — fourteen 8-line stanzas
For another metrical version, see 970
Subjects: virtues; charity, sixteen points of
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.6.39
, f. 157
Man amongthi mirþe þis haue in mynde
Whennes þu cam
& weder þu tendis…
…I ham not worþ to gon as longe
as me want par
Note: Three stanzas only, added to originally blank space at end of a text
‘hugo de consciencia’.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853
, pp. 42-47
MAn among þi myrþis haue in mynde
ffrom whens þou
come & whidir þou teendis
How freelli þou fallist & filist
Arise & make of þi mys
…God þat hast us oure lijf lent
Graunte þat we may
oure silf to enserche & se
As þou for us on roode were
Þou chese us to þe for charite AMEN
Note: Written as prose.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems.
o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 114-17.