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DIMEV 851.3
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For thy sake man to whom if thou call at a
On Christ’s pleading — possibly in couplets, with a fragment of a burden: ‘In a f[orest] laytt as I was I…’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 427.
Subjects: Christ, appeal of, to man
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4180, f. iv
Transcription:
…for þi sake man to whom yf þu call at a[ ]
[ ] for mercy and grace it is to þe as redy as [ ]
[ ]was
In a [ ] laytt as I was I [ ]…
Note: Fragment, imperfect at beginning and end; portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 426.