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Saluator mundi domine
Dialogue between ‘Natura hominis’ and ‘Bonitas dei’ — fourteen 8-line stanzas
Subjects: dialogues, Christ and man
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 110 (SC 9936), ff. 238-240
First Lines:
Saluator mundi domine
To the Ihesu make I my moon…
Last Lines:
…ffor ther in Ioye shalt thou now be
Ane euermore throgh my Mercye
Attributed Title: Maria Ihesus Iohannes (f. 238), Amen . Deo gracias (at the end)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 84/166, pp. 180; 191
First Lines:
Salvator mundi domine to þe Jhesu make I my mone to haue mercy
Thorow þi pyte gracius god now here my bone…
Last Lines:
…Into my kyndam cum now with me & to þe blysse of hewen on hye
ffor þere in ioy schal þu now be & ewur more thorowe my mercy
Note: 13 x 4, aabb with internal rhyme, or 13 x 8 ababcdcd, with refrain phrase, ‘I cry mercy’ or occasionally other phrase ending ‘mercy’ ending last line of each stanza.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 164-8.