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At the time of matins Lord Thou were I-take
The Hours of the Cross — couplets arranged in one 6-line stanza and seven quatrains
Subjects: Cross, hours of
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, ff. 2v-3
First Lines:
[At] þe time of matines lord þu were itake
[ ] of þine disciples sone were for sake…
Last Lines:
…þat þu þat suffredest for me harde piningge
be my solas & my comfort at my last endingge
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 69-70.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 130-2.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 198-9.