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As Thou for Holy Church right
Prayer to Christ, with an ‘0 and I’ refrain — sixteen lines in cross-rhymed quatrains and couplets
Subjects: Christ, prayers to
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 128 (SC 21702), f. 258
First Lines:
As þou for holy churche riȝt
bare þe blody face…
Last Lines:
…Wiþ an O & an I my wonynge is wel wykke
ffrendes haue y fewe my fomen walkeþ þykke
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 153.
Heuser, Wilhelm. “With an O and an I.” Anglia 27 (1904): 283-319: 306.
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Roberti de Avesbury Historia. Oxford: Sheldonian, 1720: 264-5.
Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton, and Joseph Haslewood. The British Bibliographer. 4 vols. London: T. Bersley, vol. 1: 1810; vols. 2, 3: 1812; vol. 4: 1814: 280-1.