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My folk now answer me
Popule meus quid feci tibi’ — eleven quatrains (abab)
Note: See Lawley (1880), col. 334.
Title(s): Popule meus quid feci tibi
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.A.13 (13), Part III, ff. 85-86v
First Lines:
My folk now ansuere me qwat haue I to the gylt
qwat myȝth I more a doon for te þan I haue ful fylt…
Last Lines:
…bysylyche I ȝaf the lyȝth bothe be day & nyȝth
for thys þa hast me doon to deth al ȝens the ryȝth
Note: Ten quatrains.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 125
First Lines:
Mi folk nou ansuere me
an seþ wat is my gilth…
Last Lines:
…& on an hey hil þu henge me
al þe werld on me to wonder
Note: Nine stanzas in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook.
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v); De Passione f. 125)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 88-9.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 125-6.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 213.