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Thou us hast shend through foul looking
Debate between the Heart and the Eye, in a Latin sermon for Corpus Christi by Franciscan Lawrence Bretoun — five couplets
Note: For a closely related text see 5849.
Subjects: debates, theological; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 70v
First Lines:
þu vs hast schent þour þy fol lokyg
þu us hast schent þourch þy fol rekyng…
Last Lines:
…Hy wol þat þe heye wepe for is fole lokyng
And þe herte soruwe for is fol þenchyng
Note: Sermon is on ff. 66-71, titled, ‘Panem de celo prestitisti eis’.
Editions:
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 6.
2.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 132rb
First Lines:
þou vs ast shend þoru þi fol loking
but þou vs ast shent þouru þi fol preching…
Last Lines:
…Ich wil þat þe eie wepe ful sore
& þat þe herte sorwe & synne nomore
Note: Follows a nine-verse French version.
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque oxoniensibus…. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1852: 97.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “A Homiletic Debate between Heart and Eye.” Modern Language Notes 30 (1915): 197-8: 198.
Pfander, Homer Garrison. “The Popular Sermon of the Medieval Friar in England.” Diss. New York University, 1937: 50-1.