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Wose seye on rode 
Cambridge, Trinity College, MS 323, f. 83v

The manuscript

f. 83v (full page) | description of manuscript

The poem is the last item on the page. It is laid out partly in long lines, partly as prose (click for enlargement of poem).

Wose seye on rode: MS page
of manuscript

Description: Montague Rhodes James, The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: A Descriptive Catalogue, vol. 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1900), pp, 438-47.

A thirteenth-century manuscript, now bound together with another MS of the C14-15, James no. 324.
Parchment, 185mm x 125mm., 87 folios. The MS includes devotional material in Middle English, French, and Latin, including some lyrics (one is the ballad of Judas). It is written in a smaller Gothic bookhand with some cursive (Anglicana) features.
Fol. 83v includes 'Four pieces of Latin (prayers and verses) with equivalents in English verse' (James). Wose seye on rode follows the meditation Respice in faciem Christi tui (see also the MS description of Wenne Hic soe on rode idon). 


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Set up by Bella Millett, enm@soton.ac.uk. Last updated 10 October 2002 . Cambridge, Trinity College, MS 323, f. 83v, reproduced by kind permission of the Master and Fellows; no further reproduction permitted.