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Why ne serve we Christ and seek his saught
Exhortation to serve Christ — seventy-eight lines in nine stanzas of
varying length, carrying the same rhymes throughout
Subjects: advice, spiritual
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29
, Part II, ff. 185v
Hwi ne serue we crist and secheþ his sauht
wel at þe font fulluht by tauht…
…Þureh þe riche blode þe roche to chon
haue mercy of vs euervychon
An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of
Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century.
o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 90-2.