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DIMEV 5139
IMEV 3274
NIMEV 3274
That I eat and drink may have
Gifts come back to God — two couplets translating a Latin distich Sunt mea si qua dedi…
Note: Cf. 5138, 5140, and 5142.
Subjects: devotional verse; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 8151, f. 200v2
Transcription:
þat I ete & þat I drynke þat may I haue
þat I loue fals mene long I may hit craue
þat I dele for my soule þat may I fynde
þat I lefe my sekatoures þat is long byhynde
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 85.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 B.XVII, f. 2v2
Transcription:
Þat I hete & þat drinke þat may I haue
Þat I leue fals men long I may hit…
Þat I dele for my soule þat may I fynd
Þat I leeue my secatours þat is long by…
Note: Damage to manuscript.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.364.
3.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 356, p. 298