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DIMEV 659
As mickle as there shall be heaviness
Contrast of the sorrow when rejected by Christ with the joy when accepted, translating a Latin couplet — one cross-rhymed quatrain in a Latin sermon
Note: See Walther (1963), no. 23647.
Subjects: Christ, grace of; Christ, love to sinners; heaven, joys of; aphorisms
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746), f. 164v
Transcription:
As mekyll as þer schal be hewynes
qwan crist schal sey so ȝe me froo
So mekyll schal þer be gladnes
qwan he xal say can ȝe me too
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 60.