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IMEV 2280
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My word is Deo gracias / In world where me be well or woe
A second song of Deo Gracias — six 8-line stanzas, with ‘Deo gracias’ refrain
Subjects: God, goodness of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 407vc1
First Lines:
MI Word is Deo gracias
In world wher me be wel or wo…
Last Lines:
…And afterward in to heuene go
Þer to synge Deo gracias. Amen.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 670-1.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Die kleinere gedichte der Vernon und Simeon handschrift.” Anglia 7 (1884): 280-315: 293-4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 138-9.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 129rc-129va
First Lines:
MI word is Deo gracias
In world wheþer me be wel or wo…
Last Lines:
…And aftirward in to heuene go
Þere to synge Deo gracias
Attributed Title: Explicit A noþer songe of Deo gracias (f. 129va)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 128-31.