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IMEV 3634.1
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This new fruit of which I spe…and…
The seed sown in man’s heart by Christ the gardener — probably thirteen long lines irregularly rhymed; ten lines incomplete, 5 couplets, line 8 corrupt
Subjects: devotional verse; Christ, attributes of
Versification: — irregular — two-line
Macaronic: aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Kilkenny, Kilkenny Corporation Archives Liber primus Kilkenniensis , f. 1
First Lines:
…þat ful uneþe eny more me miȝt þer on bringe
God hym was þe gardiner þat gan first þat sed springe…
Last Lines:
…Þo be gan þat nue sed sumdel to catch more
Ac ȝut after þis meny man his blod shed þerfore
Editions:
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. “Three Medieval Poems from Kilkenny.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 41(c) (1932-33): 205-9: 206.
Richardson, Frances E. “A Middle English Fragment from the First Book of Kilkenny.” Notes and Queries n.s. 9 [207] (1962): 47-8: 47.