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Man sigh and sorrow for thy sins
An exhortation to penance and shrift — twenty-six lines (using two rhymes only)
Subjects: penance
Versification: — four-line, alliteration — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. B.66 (SC 29273), ff. 11v-12
First Lines:
Man sigh & sorw for þi synnes
þan semeþ þi synnes as slayn
Man in schrifte schewe al þi synnes
þan lyn þei ful dede for certeyn …
Last Lines:
…And bringe us to þi blis þat neuer blynnes
All myghti god lord & souereyne
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 229-30.