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DIMEV 6512
IMEV 4074.5
NIMEV 4074.5
While I have in mind
The bloody shirt, an allegory of the crucified Christ — three couplets in the Gesta Romanorum, also found in Dives and Pauper
Note: Cf. 5643 and 5687.
Title(s): Gesta Romanorum
Subjects: Christ, blood of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 9066, f. 57v
Transcription:
While I haue in mynde
the blode of hym that was so kynde
and kyng how shuld I hym forsake
that the dethe for me wolde take
nay for sothe I shall not so
for he brought me from mekill woo
Editions:
Madden, Frederick. The Old English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum. Roxburghe Club. 55. London: Nicol, 1838: 406.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19213. Diues & pauper, de Worde, 1496 , sig. p7va
Transcription:
Whyle I haue his blood in my mynde
that was to me so good and kynde
Shall I neuer husbond take
But him that dyed for my sake
Editions:
Sheeran, Francis J. “Ten Verse Fragments in Dives and Pauper.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 76 (1975): 257-70: 268.