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DIMEV 5350
NIMEV see 221
The joy of our heart is away I-went
Sinners’ lament at the end of the sermon, Apprehende arma et scutum — two couplets
Note: Formerly listed under 5349; cf. 5351
Subjects: sermons, verse in; laments, sinners’; scripture texts, Engl. trans. of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 43v
Transcription:
Þe ioie of oure herte is a wei y went
oure song is to sorwe isent
þe croune of oure heued is falle to grounde
þat euere we wengede allas þe stounde
Note: Not in Wimbledon’s sermon here; follows the sermon Apprehende arma et scutum (ff. 41-43v); variant version
Editions:
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 4.