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Blessed be thou Baptist born and forth brought
In honour of St John Baptist — ten 14-line stanzas
Subjects: John the Baptist, saint
Versification: — fourteen-line — ababababbbedde



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39574, ff. 12v-15v
First Lines:
Blissed be thow Baptist borne & forth broght
Of a byrde baran bales to bete…
Last Lines:
…Prey for vs to crist
þat heuen be oure mede
Editions:
Day, Mabel, ed. The Wheatley Manuscript: Middle English Verse and Prose in British Museum MS. Additional 39574. EETS o.s. 155 (1921; repr. 1971): 15-19.