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My love is fall upon a may
Christ the Champion for Love — four couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, attributes of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 125v
First Lines:
Mi loue is falle vpon a may
ffor loue of hire i defende þis day…
Last Lines:
…Loue antere with wo is bouth
þer loue is trewe it flittetȝ nouth
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v); De passione (f. 125v)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 90.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 17.