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Man among thy mirths have in mind
The XVI Points of Charity — fourteen 8-line stanzas
Note: For another metrical version, see 970
Subjects: virtues; charity, sixteen points of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.6.39, f. 157
First Lines:
Man amongthi mirþe þis haue in mynde
Whennes þu cam & weder þu tendis…
Last Lines:
…I ham not worþ to gon as longe
as me want par charite
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
First Lines:
MAn among þi myrþis haue in mynde
ffrom whens þou come & whidir þou teendis
How freelli þou fallist & filist þi kinde
Arise & make of þi mys ameendis…
Last Lines:
…God þat hast us oure lijf lent
Graunte þat we may oure silf to enserche & se
As þou for us on roode were rent
Þou chese us to þe for charite AMEN
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 114-17.