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Of all thing it is the best
Love Jesus over all things — three lines
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — three-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 189
Transcription:
Of all thynge it is the best
Ihesu in herte fast to fest
And lufe hym ower all thynge
Note: Follows ‘Explicit Bonauenture de misterijs Passionis ihesu cristi‘ (f. 189)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Woolley, Reginald Maxwell. Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Library. London: Milford, 1927: 55.
Allen, Hope Emily. Writings Attributed to Richard Rolle. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1927: 403.