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Sinful man thou art unkind
The Appeal of Christ to the sinner — six 7-line stanzas (ababccd) with 4-line burden: ‘Blow þe winde styl & blow nat so shyl / My blode man I shed for þe al at wyl / Blowe þe winde styl & blowe nat so shyll / Þis paine to suffre is my fathers wil’
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man; carols, of the Passion
Versification: — seven-line — ababccd



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , ff. 2v-3v
Note: Bodleian copy shelfmark Douce fragments f. 48, sig. A. 2 (verso).
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 12-14.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 128-9; 1977, 114.