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DIMEV 824
Bernard friend well mote thou be
Dialogue between St Bernard and the Virgin Mary — in couplets
Subjects: Bernard, saint; dialogues; Virgin Mary; Passion
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. A.268 (SC 29387), ff. 146va-152vb
First Lines:
Bernard frend wele mot þu be
Now am I comon to spak with þe
þu has cald on me ful long
To onsware ye nov or I gang…
Last Lines:
…In [ ]
ffor her ȝe g[ ] of me
Note: Names Bernard and Maria are written in abbreviated form in the margins to indicate the beginnings of their speeches; last folio damaged with loss of text.
Attributed Title: Explicit historia de passione domini (f. 152vb)