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Thou that hangest there so high
A dialogue between Christ on the Cross and the Virgin Mary — three quatrains in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: ‘Ihesus’ between stanzas 1 and 2 to indicate change of speaker.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: dialogues, Virgin and Christ
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 121ra
First Lines:
Þu þat hangest þer so heyȝe
þu art mi sone I ne haue no mo…
Last Lines:
…Hangen i wile vp on þis tre
& for loue of man I wile her deyȝe
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 38.