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O ye people of Jerusalem behold and see
A liturgical text of the prophecies of the Advent — in rhyme royal
Subjects: liturgical texts
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1236, f. 127v
First Lines:
O ye pepill of ierusalem beholde & se
make your respecte in to the orient…
Last Lines:
…O ye pepyll of ierusalem whyle ye may attayn
aske mercy of this lorde for your offens
lyft vp your heddis to your souerayne…
Note: Two full stanzas and three lines of third, to which are added further lines by a later hand, as if to complete an 8-line stanza, ending, ‘does not the Eternal law command that thou / Shalt euen as well forbeare to make as bow[?]’ (f. 127v); rubric headings, ‘Ieremias’, ‘Ysayas’, ‘David’ to right of each stanza.