The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21
, f. 126ra
Water & blod for þe i suete
& a a þef in an i
To loken wan þu woldest lete
Þi senne for loue of þi
…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)
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford,
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds.
Middle English Lyrics.
New York: Norton, 1974: 208-9.