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O Jesu mercy what world is this
Despair — two quatrains
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; despair; seven deadly sins
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 38v
First Lines:
O ihesu mercy what world is thys
frendys be feer and feynte at nede…
Last Lines:
…therfor lete it passe and be not sad
And thynk vpon hym þat alle amende may