The siege of Jerusalem
Anonymous
E. Kölbing and Mabel Day

Lines 101 through 200

& ȝo a mayde vnmarred þat neuer man touched
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As clene as clef þer cristalle sprynges
     102
Without hosebondes helpe saue þe holy goste
     103
A kyng & a knaue child ȝo conceyued at ere Page  7
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A touche of þe trinyte touched hir hadde
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Þre persones in o place preued to gedres
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Eche grayn is o god & o god bot alle
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& alle þre ben bot one as eldres vs tellen
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Þe first is þe fader þat fourmed was neuer
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Þe secunde is þe sone of his sede growyn
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Þe þridde in heuen myd hem is þe holy goste
     111
Neþer merked ne made bot mene fram hem passyþ
     112
Alle ben þey endeles & euer of o myȝt
     113
& weren endeles euer [er] þe world was bygonne
     114
As sone was þe sone as þe self fader
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Þe holy goste with hem hadde þey euer
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Þe secunde persone þe sone sent was to erþe
     117
To take careynes kynde of a clene mayde
     118
& so vnknowen he came caytifes to helpe
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& wroȝt wondres ynowe ay tille he wo driede
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Wyne he wroȝt of water at o word ene
     121
Ten lasares at a logge he leched at enys
     122
Pyned myd p[ar]il[sye] he putte to hele
     123
& ded men fro þe deþ eche day rered
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Croked & cancred he keuered hem alle Page  8
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Boþ þe dombe & þe deue myd his der wordes
     126
Dide myracles mo þan y in mynde haue
     127
Nis no clerk with countours couþe aluendel rekene
     128
Fyf þousand of folke is ferr to here
     129
With two fisches he fedde & fif ber loues
     130
Þat eche freke hadde his fulle & ȝit ferre leued
     131
Of brede & of broken mete bascketes twelue
     132
Þer suwed hym out of an cite [seuenty] & twey
     133
To do what he dempte disciples wer hoten
     134
Hem to citees he sende his sawes to preche
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Ay by two & by two til hy wer a-twynne
     136
Hym suwed of an-oþer cite semeliche twelue
     137
Pore men & noȝt prute aposteles wer hoten
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Þat of cay[ti]fes he ches holy churche to encresche
     139
Þe out-wale of þis worlde þis wer her names
     140
Peter James & Jon & Jacob þe ferþe
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& þe fifþe of his felawys Phelip was hoten
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Þe sixte Symond was caled & þe seueþ eke Page  9
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Bertholomewe þat his bone neuer breke nolde
     144
Þe eyȝt man was Mathu þat is myche yloued
     145
Tadde & Tomas her ben ten euen
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& Andreu þe elleueþ þat auntred hym myche
     147
Byfor princes to preche was Petrus broþer
     148
Þe laste man was vnlele & luþer of his dedis
     149
Judas þat Jesu Crist to þe Jewes solde
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Suþ hymsulf he slowe for sorow of þat dede
     151
His body on a balwe tree to-breste on þe myddel
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Whan Crist hadde heried helle & was [to] heuen passed
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For þat mansed man Mathie þey chossyn
     154
Ȝit vnbaptized wer boþe Barnabe & Poule
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& noȝt knewen of Crist bot comen sone after
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Þe princes & þe prelates aȝen þe paske tyme
     157
Alle þei hadde hym in hate for his holy werkes
     158
Hit was a doylful dede whan þey his deþ caste
     159
Þrow Pilat pyned he was þe prouost of Rome
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& þat worliche wif þat arst was ynempned
     161
Haþ his visage in hir veil Veronyk ȝo hatte
     162
Peynted priuely & playn þat no poynt wanteþ Page  10
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For loue he left hit hir til hir lyues ende
     164
Þer is no gome [o]n þis [grounde] þat is grym wounded
     165
Meselry ne meschef ne man vpon erþe
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Þat kneleþ doun to þat cloþ & on Crist leueþ
     167
Bot alle hapneþ to hele in [ane] hand whyle
     168
At Rome reyned þe emperour quoþ þe kyng riche þan
     169
Cesar synful wrecche þat sent hym fram Rome
     170
Why nadde þy lycam be leyd low vnder erþe
     171
Whan Pilat prouost was made suche a prince to jugge
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& or þis wordes wer [wel] wonne to þe ende
     173
Þe canker þat þe kyng hadde clenly was heled
     174
With out faute þe face of flesche & of hyde
     175
As newe as þe nebbe þat neuer was wemmyd
     176
A corteys Crist seide þe kyng riche þan
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Was neuer worke þat y wroȝt worþy þe to telle
     178
Ne dede þat y haue don bot þy deþ mened
     179
Ne neuer sey þe in siȝt goddis sone der
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Bot now [be] bayne [to] my bone blessed lord Page  11
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To stire Nero with noye & newen his sorowe
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& y schal buske me boun hem bale to wyrche
     183
To do þe deueles of dawe & þy deþ venge
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Telle me tit quoþ Titus what tokne he lafte
     185
To hem þat knew hym for Crist & his crafte leued
     186
Nempne þe trinyte by name quoþ Nathan at þries
     187
& þer myd baptemed be in blessed water
     188
Forþ þey fetten a font & foulled hym þer
     189
Made hym cristen kyng þat for Crist werred
     190
Corrours in to eche coste þan þe cours nomen
     191
& alle his baronage broȝt to Burdewes hauen
     192
Suþ with þe sondes-man he [s]ouȝt to Rome
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Þe ferly & þe fair cure his fader to schewe
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& he gronnand glad grete god þanked
     195
& loude criande on Crist carped & saide
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Worþy wemlese God in whom y byleue
     197
[Als] þou in Bethleem was born of a bryȝt mayde
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Sende me hele of my hurt & heyly y a-fowe
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To be ded for þy deþ bot hit be der ȝolden Page  12
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