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My folk what have I do thee
Popule meus quid feci tibi’, by William Herebert — thirteen stanzas of varying length, perhaps a proto-carol
Note: Cf. Robbins (1957), 196-7; possibly should be re-indexed since currently listed under first line of burden, according to Luria and Hoffman (1974).
Author(s): William Herebert
Title(s): Popule meus quid feci tibi
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — two-line, three-line — aa, aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 206
First Lines:
My volk what habbe y do þe
Other in what thyng toened þe…
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.225-6.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 17-18.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 173-5.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 42-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 212.