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DIMEV 5032
IMEV 3212
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Steadfast Cross among all other
Paraphrase of the hymn ‘Crux fidelis’ — six lines
Title(s): Crux fidelis
Subjects: Cross; paraphrases; hymns
Versification: — seven-line — ababcdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 167rb
First Lines:
Stetdefast crosse inmong alle oþer
yow art a tre mykel of prise…
Last Lines:
…and swete be þe tre
and swete be þe birdyn þat hangis vp pon the
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 55.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 115.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 101.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 177.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 57-8.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 203-4.