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O Jesu Christ of everlasting sweetness
The Fifteen O’s of Christ — thirty-four stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: fifteen, O’s of Christ; Christ, fifteen O’s
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 191 (SC 6667), f. 110
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 32 (SC 14526), f. 169v
3.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 12v-13v
First Lines:
O Ihesu criste lorde euerlastynge swetnesse
Owre verray loue and hele of oure synne…
Last Lines:
…And þan graunt me þat eritage at myn endyng
wicht þou hast graunted virtuous lyuyng
4.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton 39, a roll
Facsimiles:
Plimpton, George A. The Education of Chaucer: Illustrated from the Schoolbooks in Use in his Time. London: Oxford University Press, 1935: 38 (Pl. XII).
Editions:
Plimpton, George A. The Education of Chaucer: Illustrated from the Schoolbooks in Use in his Time. London: Oxford University Press, 1935: 39 (first 23 lines only).
5.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton Addenda 4, a roll
Note: 257 lines.
6.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], f. 11
First Lines:
…Thow suffrediste passion blessed mot þow be
Thi feruent loue þat neuer wol cese…
Last Lines:
…And þan graunt me þat eritage at myn endyng
Which þou hast graunted to uertuous lyuyng
Amen
Note: Begins imperfectly.
Editions:
Schulz, Herbert. C. “Middle English Texts from the ‘Bement’ Manuscript.” Huntington Library Quarterly 3 (1940): 440-65: 451-2.
7.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 4 [olim Phillipps 8820]
First Lines:
O Ihesu cryst euerlastynge suetnesse
Oure verray loue and hele of oure synne…
Last Lines:
…To be partynere of that place wer rythfulmen
Haue blisfull syght and Ioye euer Amen
Note: First text after Speculum (the MS is unfoliated; this text occurs between the end of Speculum Vitae and table of chapter of same).
Attributed Title: The xv Oes in englyssh tonge