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DIMEV 6582
IMEV 4110.3
NIMEV 4110.3
Who thee thus beset Jesu my sweet life
One couplet translating ‘Quis te lesit ita Iesu dulcissima vita…’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no.16112.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 119
Transcription:
Wo þe þus beseþ iesu my suete lif
ffor mannis soule to biȝen les i þus mi lif
Attributed Title: De Passione Christi (f. 117)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 35.