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Dread of death sorrow of sin
John Audelay, ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — eleven quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘passio christi conforta me’ and burden: ‘Lade helpe Ihesu merce / Timor mortis conturbat me
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): Timor mortis conturbat me
Subjects: carols, of mortality; death, fear of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 30va-32ra
First Lines:
Dred of deþ sorow of syn
Trobils my hert ful greuysly…
Last Lines:
…ȝif þou be nyd nyȝt or day
Say passio christi conforta me
Attributed Title: Timor mortis conturbat me (f. 30va)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 80-1.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 211-12.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 247-8; 1977, 219-20.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 170-1.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 391-3.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 105-6.