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Sithen this world was full of onde
Truth and Love imprisoned (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum
Subjects: sermons, verse in; evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 23v
Transcription:
Sethyn þis world was full of honde
treuþe & loue haþ leyn in bonde
wher for þu lord þat art a boue
lytle þat honde & sende vs loue
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 83
Transcription:
Sithen þis world was ful of honde
Treuthe & loue hath leyn in bonde
Were fore þou lord þat art a boue
liye þat honde & send vs loue
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 17v
Transcription:
Sithen þis world was ful of honde
Trewth & loue has leyn in bonde
Wherfore þu lord þat art a boue
litle þat honde & send vs loue amen
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Little, Andrew George. Studies in English Franciscan History. Manchester: Manchester UP; London: Longman’s, 1917: 155.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 32v
Transcription:
Sithen þis world was ful of onde
Trewth & love has leyn in [bonde]
Wherfore þou lord þat art aboue
Lethe þat bonde and sende vs loue
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 154.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, ff. 26vb-27ra
Transcription:
Sethyn þis werd was ful on stounde
Trewthe & loue han leyn bounde
Qwerfore þou lord þat art a boue
litle þat hate and send us loue
6.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 37v
Transcription:
Sen this world was full of onde
Treuthe and love hathe lyen in bonde
Lyttull that onde and sende vs love
7.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 169rb
Transcription:
Sythen þus world was ful of honde
Treþe an loue haþ layde in bonde
War for þu lord þat art abowe
hye þat boneþe and send vs loue
Note: Written as prose.
8.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 172rb
Transcription:
Sethen þis wordele was foul of wonde
treuþe and loue hat layn ybounde
wer for þou lord þat ert a boue
lay þat londe & sende loue
Note: Written as prose.