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IMEV 4185
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With a garland of thorns keen
The Wounds of Christ as Remedies against the Deadly Sins — eight quatrains
Note: For other MSS see 6744; Cf. also 1565.
Subjects: sins, deadly; Christ, wounds of
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 43v-44
First Lines:
With a garlande of thornes kene
My hed was crowned & þat was sene…
Last Lines:
…ffor sake þi synne and luf me
Amende þe and I forgif þe
Note: Headed ‘Mercy’ and with rubric names of seven deadly sins written in margins beside the stanzas.
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 10-11.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 207-8.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 79-80.
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 101-2.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.A.13 (13), ff. 86v-87
First Lines:
wyth the garlond of thornes kene
myn heed was bowonden that was wyl sene
the streem of blod an be my cheke
thou proud man therfore me meke…
Last Lines:
…In al my thyrst vpon the rode
the Iewys me goue to thynggis vngoode
esyl & galle for thyrst to drynke
glotun therof I rede the thynke
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “Verses in Sermons Again: The Case of Cambridge, Jesus College, MS Q.A.13.” Studies in Bibliography 57(2005-6): 63-83: 77-8.