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Mercy is most in my mind
A Song of Mercy — four 12-line stanzas
Note: See 5940; follows 361 and precedes 2854.
Subjects: mercy, songs of
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababababababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, ff. 36v-37
First Lines:
mErcy es maste in my mynde for mercy es þat I mast prayse
Mercy es certayse & kynde fra al mischeues he mai me rayse
Allas sa lang I haue bene blynd & walked will al wayse
Mercy wald I fayne fynd to lede me in my last dayse…
Last Lines:
…Til þe Iuge sal I comme bot I wate noght my day
Mercy es bath al & somme þar in I trayst & after pray
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.74-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 98-9.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 297-8.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 23-4.