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DIMEV 5623
IMEV 3560.5
NIMEV 3560.5
These wounds smart bear in thy heart
Verses on a scroll accompanying a drawing of Christ’s wounded heart — six lines
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying; Christ, wounds of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 20
Transcription:
Þies woundes smert
bere in þi hert
& luf god awe
Yf yow do þis
þu sal hafe blys
with outen delay
Facsimiles:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: facing p. 186.
Editions:
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 318.