The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
Subjects: Christ, blood of
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 9066
, f. 57v
While I haue in mynde
the blode of hym that was so kynde
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
The Old English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum.
55. London: Nicol, 1838: 406.
Diues & pauper
, de Worde, 1496 , sig. p7va
Whyle I haue his blood in my mynde
that was to me so good and
Shall I neuer husbond take
But him that dyed for my
Sheeran, Francis J.
“Ten Verse Fragments in Dives and Pauper.”
76 (1975): 257-70: 268.