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O ye men that by me wend
‘O vos omnes qui transitis’, etc. (vv. 4), translating Lam. 1.12 — a tag in the Fasciculus morum; Wenzel (1978), prints ‘A ȝe men…’
Note: For other translations, see 5026, 6231, 6839, 6843.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; scripture texts, Engl. trans. of; Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 25
Transcription:
A ȝe men þat by me wende
a byde a whyle & loke on me
loke wher ȝe can knowe or fynde such sorwe
os I suffre vp on þe tre
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 34v
Transcription:
A ȝe men þat be me wende
a byde a whyle & loke one me
loke where ȝe con knaw or fynde
soche sorow as I suffyr vp one þis tre
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 45v
Transcription:
A ȝe men þat by me wendenn
Abydes a while & loke on me
ȝef ȝe fyndenn in any ende
Suche sorow as her ȝe se on me
Editions:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 43.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 78.
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 165.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 34v
Transcription:
All þe men þat by me wenden
Abyde a wyle & loke on me
If ȝe fynden
In any swylk sorw as ȝe sen on me
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 40vb
Transcription:
Ha ȝe men þat by me wende
abydyth aqwyle & lokyth on me
If ȝe fynde in ony ende
Swych peyne as ȝe fynde in me
6.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 54
Transcription:
Al ȝe men that be the waye wend
A byde a whyle & loketh on me
¡yfe ¡e fynde in any other
syche sorowe as here ȝe see on me
7.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 175vb
Transcription:
Aȝen men by me wendeþ
A bydeþ a whyle an loke on me
If ȝe fynde yn eny ende
suche sorwe as here ȝe sen on me
8.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 48v
Transcription:
Ye men þat by ye ware [wyd]
a byde a whyle & loke on me
if ye fynde in any ende
swylk sorow als ye may se in me
Note: Written as prose.
9.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 178rb
Transcription:
Al þe men þat by me wendyn
Abyd a qwyll & loke on me
If þu fynde In ani ende
Suche sorn als þe seie on me
10.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 26v