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When I think on the Rood
A meditation on the Passion — three 6-line stanzas
Subjects: Passion, meditations on; Christ, passion of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 360, Part VII (no SC number), Part II, f. 145v
First Lines:
Qvanne I zenke onne þe rode
quorupe one þu stode
squete ihesu mi leman…
Last Lines:
…No selli þoch I wepe an mi sinnes bette
if I liuien wel can
B. O bone ihesu
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 63-6.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 24.