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Sweet Son rue on me and burst out of Thy bonds
The Lament of the Virgin Mary at the Cross — three monorhyming quatrains in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lament of
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 120
First Lines:
Suete sone reu on me & brest out of þi bondis
ffor nou me þinket þat i se þoru boþen þin hondes…
Last Lines:
…þi feet ben nailed to þe tre nou may i no more þriue
ffor al þis werd with outen þe ne sal me maken bliþe
Attributed Title: De Passione Christi (f. 117); Lamentacio dolorosa (f. 120)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 82-3.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 215.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 89-90; 217.