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From the time that we were bore
‘God send us Pacience in oure Old Age’ — eight 12-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘God send us Pacience in oure Old Age’
Subjects: old age
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 212v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 233-6.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 113-117
First Lines:
From þe tyme þat we were born
oure ȝouþe passiþ from day to day
And age encresiþ moore & moore
So doiþ it now þe sothe to say…
Last Lines:
…Lord ȝeue us grace to þinke on þis
As þou bouȝt us alle upon a tree
& þat we may in charite weel passe ouer þis passage
& to þe blis þat euer schal be
Whanne we ben passid ouer oolde age
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 79-82.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 2.10-12.