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DIMEV 4840
IMEV 3102
NIMEV 3102
Sigh and sorrow deeply / mourn and weep inwardly
Precepts in -ly — four short lines
Note: See also 553, 560, and 4810.
Subjects: precepts
Versification: — four-line — monorhyming
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 673 (SC 505), f. 219v.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodl. Lat. liturg. e.17, f. 53
First Lines:
Syke and sorow depely
morne and wepe inwardly…
Last Lines:
…loue and long contynualy
and þou schalt ioy endlesly
Note: Five lines.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 330 (SC 819), f. 70v
Transcription:
Syke & sorowe deeply
Wepe & morne sadly
Preye & þenk deuoutly
Loue & long contynuely
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus Codices Laudiani. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1858: 254.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College C.21 (71), f. 104
Transcription:
Siȝe and sorwe depeli
moorne & wepe inwardli
Praie and þenke deuoutli
loue & longe continuelli
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1913: 95.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 75.
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37790, f. 225r2
Transcription:
Siȝhe and sorowe deepelie
Morne and wepe ynwardlie
Pray and thenke deuoutly
Loue and longe contynuely
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.420.
Catalogue of additions to the manuscripts in the British Museum in the years MDCCCCVI-MDCCCCX…. [London]: the Trustees of the British Museum, 1912: 155.
Louis, Cameron, ed. The Commonplace Book of Robert Reynes of Acle: an edition of Tanner MS 407. New York: Garland, 1980: 395.
5.Source: London, British Library Sloane 775, f. 55v
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Holkham misc. 41 [olim Holkham Hall 675], f. 98v
Transcription:
Syke and sorwe deeply
Wepe and moorne sadly
Preye and thinke deuoutly
Loue and longe continualy
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission Ninth Report: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. The Marquis of Salisbury, K. G., etc., preserved at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. 24 vols. (1883-84, with addenda to 1976): 2.App.364.
De Ricci, Seymour. A Handlist of Manuscripts in the Library of the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall. Bibliographical Society. Oxford: University Press, 1932.
7.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 744 [olim Ashburnham 133; olim Gollancz], f. 3v
Transcription:
Sigh and sorowe depli
Moorn and wepe Inwardli
Pray and thenk devowtli
Loue and long contenewelli
Note: Written by original scribe into blank space in a table