The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV 825.3 | 825.44
For hunger greedy I thee to feeden
The practical works of mercy — seven long lines with internal rhyme, or
seven couplets of which two lines written as one in MS
Subjects: mercy, works of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 841 (SC 2714)
, f. iv
for honger gredy the to feden lo me redy
for Thrist I clene haue
dringe for god þat I lene…
…Me wrong men wyten take a peny til god wil the …
man I graue for ioye mede to haue
Lammas, Norfolk, Church of St. Andrew North window, painted glass of Last Judgement, showing Virgin Mary performing seven
works of mercy
For hungry Gredy
Thee to fede lo me nogh reedy…
…Hostel I Crave
Come wery in and þou shall
Note: No longer extant; 4 couplets.
Blomefield, Francis, and Charles Parkin.
An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of
8 vols. Fersfield, 1734-75; rpt 11 vols. London, 1805-10: 6.291-2.
The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century.
London: Oxford University Press, 1950: 194.