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O man unkind / Have in mind
Querela diuina’ and ‘Responsio humana’ — six 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Note: For similar lines see 3814 and 3987.
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man; dialogues, Christ and man; illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 330 (SC 819), f. 74v
First Lines:
O man vnkynd
Thow haue in mynd…
Last Lines:
…All thynge abuse
Thow aughe be faine
Note: Querela diuina’ only.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 20
First Lines:
O man vnkynde
hafe in mynde…
Last Lines:
…In to þat þi halle
With ioy cum sone
Note: Accompanying an illustration of the Man of Sorrows, with a scroll in which is inscribed an additional stanza, 5623.
Attributed Title: Beati [mundo] corde [quoniam ipse Deus videbunt] (cropped)
Facsimiles:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: plate 1 (facing 186).
Editions:
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 317.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 168-9.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 96-7.
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 123-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 402.
3.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 410 (roll) [olim Rosenbach, A Bibliophile’s Miscellany (1941), no. 296], roll, first item
Transcription:
O man vnkynde
Bere in thy mynde
My paynes smerte
An þu shall fynde
Me treu and kynde
Lo here my herte
Note: Continues in prose, ‘The pardon for v pater noster v aves and a credo Whyth pytuusly beholdynge the armes of cristis passyon is xxxii M. and lv yeres’.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The ‘Arma Christi’ Rolls.” Modern Language Review 34 (1939): 415-21: 415-21.
Bühler, Kurt. “Prayers and Charms in Certain Middle English Scrolls.” Speculum 39 (1964): 270-78: 270-8.
Shailor, Barbara A. The Medieval Book: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988: 86.



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Yorkshire, Almondbury Church, running around nave at tops of walls, below roof.
Note: A post-medieval transcription is London, British Library Addit. 37605, f. 192.
Editions:
Whitaker, Thomas Dunham. Lordis and Elmete; or, an attempt to illustrate the districts described in those words by Bede, and supposed to embrace the lower portions of Aredale and Wharfdale, together with the entire vale of Calder. London, 1816: 327.
Morris, Joseph E. The West Riding of Yorkshire: Annals of the Church and Parish of Almondbury. London, 1911; 3rd ed. 1932: 82.
Morris, . “Proceedings of the Congress.” Journal of the Archaelogical Association 30 (1874): 21.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 20972. Richard, of St. Victor, Here foloweth a veray deuoute treatyse (named Benyamyn) of the myghtes and vertues of mannes soule & of the way to true contemplacyon / complyed by a noble & famous doctoure a ma[n] of grete holynes & deuocyon, named Rycharde of Saynt Uyctor, Imprynted at London: in Poules chyrchyarde at the Sygne of the Trynyte by Henry Pepwell, 1521
Transcription:
O man vnkynde
Bere in thy mynde
My paynes smerte
And þou shalt fynde
Me true and kynde
Lo here my herte.
Note: Below a woodcut of the imago pietatis.
2.Source: STC 3275. Bonde, William, A deuote treatyse for them that ben tymorouse and tearefull in conscience whiche treatyse yf yt be well red ouer and folowyd wyl brynge ye reders out of al scrupulosite of co[n]science [et] saruyle feare, [et] brynge them to the holy feare and loue of almyghty God. Compyled by a brother of Syon called wyllyam Bonde. a Bachelar of Diuinitie on whose sowle Jesu haue marcy, [London: Printed by M. Fawkes, 1534?]
Transcription:
O man vnkynde
Bere in thy mynde
My paynes smerte
And þou shalt fynde
Me true and kynde
Lo here my herte.
Note: Below a woodcut of the imago pietatis with an indulgence attached.