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When Jesu Christ was done on rood
The Assumption of Our Lady, added to the Cursor Mundi (3474) — 784 lines
Note: For the earlier version on which this is based see 2165.
Title(s): Cursor Mundi
Subjects: Virgin Mary, assumption of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 14 (SC 3894), ff. 83ra-102ra
First Lines:
Quen ihesus criste was done on rode
& þoled dede alle for our gode…
Last Lines:
…al at þis boke heris & redis
lauedi ham help in al þaire nedis
Note: Missing 188 lines.
Attributed Author: Iste liber restat domino iohanni de croft (f. 102ra)
Attributed Title: Of þe life of our lauedi (f. 83ra)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.1148-93.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 416 (SC 1479), f. 120
Transcription:
Heryth now that wille haue mede
And I shalle you the story rede
of the holy maydins byrth
Note: Formerly f. 171.
Attributed Title: lystyn now to my lesson
That wille here of the concepcoun (f. 120)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.8 (588), f. 122v
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.1148-93.
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 36983 [olim Bedford Public Library], ff. 149ra-154va
First Lines:
When Ihesu crist was done on Rode
and Soffred deþ ffor manis gode…
Last Lines:
…lete me So long & [sic] þy Seruis
þat I may com to paradys
As [sic] Myn endyng I pray to þe
In tyme of Nede Myn help þu be
Attributed Title: Who so desireth grete Pardon / Here of our ladies assumpcion (f. 148vb)
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.III, ff. 113ra-117va
First Lines:
[Q]Ven iheus crist was don on rode
And thold ded al for vr gode…
Last Lines:
…At mine ending i prai it te
Amen say yee say par charite
Note: Space was left for enlarged initial ‘Q’, which was left blank.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.1148-93.
6.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 43rb-50vb
First Lines:
qVen ihesu crist was don on rode
And þolid dede al for us gode…
Last Lines:
…Þate þai mai þaim penance bete
Quen þat penance til ende of w[ ]
Note: Fragmentary.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.1148-93.
7.Source: London, College of Arms, Arundel 57, ff. 117va-122rb
First Lines:
Whenne ihesu crist was done on rode
& suffered deep for oure gode…
Last Lines:
…She lyued ȝeere but seuen & nyne
Sixty ȝeer & þre bi tale
ffoure moneþes & two wikes al hale
þat I bihet now haue I done
Lady bi þi sone in trone
Let me so longe in þi seruyse
Þat I may come to paradise
At myn endynge I preye to þe
In tyme of nede my help þou be
Attributed Title: Who so desireþ greet pardoun / Here of Oure lady assumpcioun (f. 117va, rubric)
8.Source: Göttingen, Göttingen University Library Theol.107, f. 134
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 3.1148-93.