The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Jesu Christ that died on tree / To buy mans soul…
An expanded and altered version of Lydgate’s Stans Puer ad Mensam
) (abab) with a Prologue of six
8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
For the normal version see 3588
Author(s): John Lydgate
Stans puer ad mensam
Subjects: manners, treatises on; children, instructions for behaviour of
eight-line, six-line, four-line —
ababbcbc, ababcc, abab
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*)
, ff. 17v
Ihesus cryste þat dyed vpon A tree
To bye mans saule þat
ons was for lorn
Helpe þem wele in All þer degree
euer ryght be hynd & beforn…
…Take A candell in þi hond Anon & hold hym lyght
haue drownkyn what he wyll styll by hym þu byde
Note: 32 stanzas (the last has 5 lines).
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc.
e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 56-64.