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Thou sinful man of reason that walkest here up and down
A lament of the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lament of; laments
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777), f. 109
First Lines:
Thou synfull man of resoun þat walkest here vp & downe
Cast þy respeccyoun one my mortall countenaunce…
Last Lines:
…I am thy frend vnfeyned & euer haue be
Loue my son kepe well hys lawes & come dewll with me
Note: At the end ‘Explicit’.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 16-17.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 93; 223.