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IMEV 3883
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Welcome Lord in form of bread
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — six 6-line stanzas
Note: The first two lines are similar to the prayer in the Lay Folk’s Mass Book — see Simmons (1879), 40-1.
Subjects: prayers, for use in church; Eucharist
Versification: — six-line — aabccb
Bibliographic Ghosts: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library G9 [olim Berkeley], Art. 3: this MS all in Latin; leaves out ME verse in this Latin text.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 26-26v
First Lines:
Welcom lord in forme of bred
In þe is both lyffe & ded
Ihesu is þi name
Thow Arte god in trinyte…
Last Lines:
…Heyll fader son & holy goste
Welcom in forme off brede
Editions:
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 80-1; 460-2; 603.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 115ra1
First Lines:
WElcome Lord In fourme of Bred
In þe is boþe lyf and ded…
Last Lines:
…Godus sone þat art so briht
In fourme þou art of bred
Attributed Title: A preyer at þe leuacioun (f. 115ra)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 2.24-5.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 160-160v
First Lines:
Welcome lord in forme of bred
In þe is boþe lyf and ded…
Last Lines:
…ffadur and sone and holigost
In forme þou art of bred
Editions:
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 149-50.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 5396, f. 273
5.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559, ff. 25-26v
First Lines:
Welcum lord in forme of bred
in the is bothe lyfe and dede…
Last Lines:
…Hayle ihesu that all thing wost
hayle fadyr and son and the holi gost
welcome in form of bred
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, Belgium IV.231 [Horae Sarum], ff. 139-140
7.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library G9 [olim Berkeley], Art. 3
Note: NB: not found in this MS.