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Now Jesu Christ for Thy dearworth blood
A homily on the Ten Commandments — twenty quatrains
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 31v-32
First Lines:
Nou ihesu for þi derworþ blode
þat þou schaddist for to man kyn
Ȝit vs grace to wirch workis gode
to heuen þat we mot entir in…
Last Lines:
…be sech we him mild and mode
þat sok þe milk of maid is brest
þat boȝt vs wiþ is der blod
Ȝiue vs euer in heuen rest
Note: Two verse lines per manuscript line.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 15-16.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.128.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 114-16.