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Why shouldest thou die for man so ill
James Ryman, Dialogue between the Child Jesus and the Virgin Mary — ten quatrains (abab) plus burden (cbcb): ‘Shall I dere moder as I wille / Dere moder shall I soo / Shalle I take deth for manne so ille / And suffre payne and woo’
Note: Former 3093.
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Dialogue between the Child Jesus and the Virgin Mary
Subjects: dialogues, Virgin and Christ
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 56-56v
First Lines:
Why shuldest thou die for manne so ill
Why shuldest thou sonne doo so…
Last Lines:
…We ii in fere in blisse so clere
Wille be where is noo woo
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 233-4.