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Blessed God sovereign goodness
‘A goodly Preaer’ — fifteen stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 274.
Title(s): ‘A goodly Preaer’
Subjects: prayers
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.31, ff. 104-105v
First Lines:
Blessed god sovereange goodnes
mercy to me þi synfull creature
thogh fre wyll be grawnted me all largesse
yet thys wrecched body my freale nature…
Last Lines:
…With angelles & seyntes syngyng In kynd
sanctus sanctus sanctus lord god with owte end
Attributed Title: A goodly preaer (f. 104); finis huius orationis (f. 105v)
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 501 [Quaritch Cat. 344 (June 1916), n. 64], ff. 147v-150
First Lines:
Blessid god souereyn goodnesse
mercy to me thy synfull creature…
Last Lines:
…with angellis & seinttis synggung in kynd
Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus lord god with out ynd
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Ein typisches Bufsgedicht aus dem fünfzehnten Jahrhundert.” Anglia 59 (1935): 322-7: 324-7.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 86-9.