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DIMEV 5393
The Mass it hath been used
On the Mass — parts of two 6-line stanzas, aabccb
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 232 (U.3.5), f. 98v
First Lines:
The mas it hathe bene vsyd
and never it refusyd…
Last Lines:
…at the aulter where he standes
when he…
Note: Added by a later hand (fifteenth to sixteenth century) to left margin; 10½ lines.
Editions:
Young, John, and Patrick Henderson Aitken. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum. Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1908: 185.
2.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 232 (U.3.5), f. 103v
First Lines:
The masse it hathe bene vsyd
and never yet refusyd…
Last Lines:
…then let vs be contentyd
As our fathers were before
Note: Added by a later hand (fifteenth to sixteenth century) to left margin; one stanza only (second occurrence in MS).
Editions:
Young, John, and Patrick Henderson Aitken. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum. Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1908: 185.