The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
By Gods heart I have an hind
Oaths by parts of God’s body — six fragmentary lines, including one
Subjects: oaths, criticism of; Christ, body of
Heydon, Norfolk, Church of Saints Peter and Paul, olim
‘Blasphemy Window’ in north aisle
Be Goddys hert I haue an hynnde [ ]
Be Goddys yn [þu] stole myn
[ ] be Goddys blod
Be Godys feet me thwyt it ryth smale
[ ] i
dar swear vpon a booke [ ]
[ ] god fals for mede & nid yt [ ]
Now destroyed; Woodforde (1950)
(p. 185) notes possibly
similar lines in church at Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, though now also
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: 6.253.
Ewing, William C.
“Notices of the Norwich Merchant Marks.”
3 (1852): 177-228 plus 11 plates: 210.
The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century.
London: Oxford University Press, 1950: 183.