The Middle English charters of Christ ...
Spalding, Mary Caroline, 1877-
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FAIRFAX.
[ADD. 5465]*. [Reprint from the text printed by B. Fehr in Herrig's Archiv, CVI. 69-70.] [folio 119a]

Be hit knowyn to all that byn here
and to all that here afftir to me shalbe leffe and dere
That Jhesus off nazareth
for thi loue man haue suffired deth
Vppon the crosse with woundis smert
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In hed in fete in handis in hart
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an for I wolde haue thyne herytage agayne
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Therfor I suffyrd all this payne.
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A man I haue gevyn and made a graunt [folio 120a]
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to the end and thou wilt be repentaunt
heuyn bliss thyne eritage withoute endyng
as long as I am lord and kyng
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not covetyng mor for all my smert
but a louyng and a contrite hart
and that þou be In charite
loue þi neyboure as I loue the
I loue the this þat I axe of the
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that am the cheffe lord of the fee
Be it knowyn [etc. ut supra] [folio 121a]
If any man will say here agayne
that I suffird not for the this payne
Yet man that þou sholdest not be lorne
In the awter I am offerd my fader beforne
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witness the day turnyd to nyȝth
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witness the sonne that lost his lyȝth
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wittness the vale that then did ryve
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witness the bodies þat rose from deth to lyve
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Be it knowyn [etc. ut supra] [folio 122a]
wittness the erthe that did quake
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wittness stonys that all to brake
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witness mari wittness seynt John
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and othir wittness many one
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In to witness of which thyng
my nowne seale ther to I hyng
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and man for the more sykyrnesse
The wounde in myn harte þe seale it is
I gevyn vpon the mownt of caluary
the grete daye of mannys mercy*. [Be it knowen to all (etc. ut supra).]
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