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To love Thee sweet Jesu
Rhyming lines in Richard Rolle’s Meditations on the Passion, B Text — four lines
Note: Cf. 1604.
Author(s): Richard Rolle
Title(s): Meditations on the Passion
Subjects: Christ, love toward
Versification: — four-line — abbb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library e Musaeo 232 (SC 3657), f. 3v
Transcription:
to loue þe swete ihesu
is most mede
ful moste spedeful
& most nedefulle
Editions:
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 30.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3042, f. 43v
Transcription:
for to loue þee swete ihesu
most needful
moost meedful
& moost spedeful
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.94.
3.Source: Uppsala, Uppsala University Library C.494, f. 5v
Transcription:
To loue þee swete ihesu
is most medeful
moste spedeful
& most nedeful
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Lindkvist, Harald. Richard Rolle’s Meditatio de passione Domini according to ms. Skrifter utgifna af Humanistika Veternskaps 19. Uppsala: Akademiska bokhandeln, 1917.