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DIMEV 6627
IMEV 4141
NIMEV 4141
Whoso seeth on rood Jesu is lief man
A meditation on the Passion, trals. Latin ‘Respice in faciem christi tui…’ — seven long lines, some with medial rhyme
Note: For other versions see 6335, 6336, 6337 and 6574.5.
Subjects: Passion, meditations of
Versification: — seven-line — aabbbaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 83v
First Lines:
Wose seþe on rode ihesus is lef mon
sori stod him bi wepinde sent marie & sent Ion…
Last Lines:
…al for sunne of mon Sore he may wepin
& bittre teris letin mon þad of luue con
Note: Latin precedes.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 61-2.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 21.