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DIMEV 5079
NIMEV 3238.44
Sweet Jesu that was of maiden born
A penance prayer composed from prayer tags, in an English sermon — eleven lines in couplets, triplet, quatrain
Note: Lines 1-5 similar to lines 1-3, 6 of 2818 (Vernon); lines 1-4 similar to first two lines of stanzas 1, 4 of 2883; lines 6-9 same as 2840.
Subjects: Christ, wounds of; penance; composite texts
Versification: — two-line, three-line, four-line — aa, aaa, aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2829, ff. 284-285v
First Lines:
Swete Ihesu þat was of maydyn borne
my body nor my sowle lett þem neuer be lorne…
Last Lines:
…And brynge it on to þe blisse of heuyn
þat neuer schll naue ende amen
Editions:
O’Mara, Veronica M. “A Middle English Versified Penance Composed of Popular Prayer Tags.” Notes and Queries n.s. 33 [231] (1986): 449-50: 449-50.