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Now now Jesu for Thy circumcision
A prayer by the Seven Times Christ shed his Blood — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: Really a pendant to 2901.
Subjects: prayers, of Christ; Passion; Christ, wounds of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 322 (SC 21896), f. 9vb
First Lines:
Now now Ihesu for thy Circumcisioun
When þu was cut so in flessh and skyn…
Last Lines:
…Þat in þat kyngdom þat ys so wyde
We may reioyse euer þy presence
Attributed Title: Prayeres (f. 9vb)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 10v
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 211v
4.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 53-53v
First Lines:
Now now ihesu for þi circumcision
when þou was kut so in flesch and skyn…
Last Lines:
…That in þat kyngdom þat is so wyde
We may reioyce euer thi presence Amen
Note: Not set out in stanzas; no space left between preceding 2901 and this, only lombard initial and marginal heading to indicate new text.
Attributed Title: oracio (f. 53, margin)
5.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 49-49v
First Lines:
Now now Ihesu for thi Circumcisioun
When þou was kut so in fleshe & skyn…
Last Lines:
… That in þat kyngdom þat is so wyde
We may reioyce euer thi presence
Note: Not set out in stanzas; no space left between preceding 2901 and this, only illuminated initial and marginal heading to indicate new text.
Attributed Title: Oracio (f. 49)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 135-6.