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DIMEV 3987
IMEV 2507
NIMEV 2507
O mankind / Have in thy mind
Appeal of Christ to man by the pains of his Passion — one 6-line stanza
Note: For similar lines see 3984.
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man; dialogues, Christ and man
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 52v
Transcription:
[O] man unkynde
Have thow in mynde
My passion smerte
And thow schalt me ffynde
to the ryght kynde
Lo here myn [ ]
Note: Last word omitted and a heart outlined in red inserted.
Editions:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 185.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157), f. 69
Transcription:
O man vnkynde
haue thow yn mynde
My passyon smert
Thow shall me fynde
To the full kynde
Lo here my hert
Note: Headed, ‘Confessio est fil[ ] virtutum,’ crossed out.
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 11.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 161.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 24.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 24
Editions:
Ross, Thomas W. “Five Fifteenth-Century ‘Emblem’ Verses from British Museum Additional MS 37049.” Speculum 32 (1957): 274-82: 276.
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: 318.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 168.
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 154.