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Water and blood for thee I sweat
Christ’s appeal from the cross, in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook — four quatrains (abab), interspersed in Latin sermon
Note: First two one quatrain each and third two quatrains.
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 126ra-126rb
First Lines:
Water & blod for þe i suete
& a a þef in an i take
To loken wan þu woldest lete
Þi senne for loue of þi make…
Last Lines:
…Alle þese moun witnesse bere
þat i þe haue wonnen with myn harte
Attributed Title: Primus cantus (f. 126ra), Secundus cantus (126rb) and 3-us cantus (f. 126rb)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 76.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 208-9.