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Glory unto God laud and benison / To John to Peter
The Pain and Sorrow of Evil Marriage — twenty-two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 466.7.
Title(s): The Pain and Sorrow of Evil Marriage
Subjects: marriage
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 181 (SC 1782), ff. 7-8v
First Lines:
Glory vnto god laude and benyson
To Iohn to Petir & also to laurence…
Last Lines:
…Wherfore yonge men to eschewe sorowe & care
Withdrawe your foot or ye ffall in the snare
Note: 16 stanzas beginning at stanza 2.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes. Camden Society o.s. 16 (1841): 295-9 (with 7 additional stanzas from Lydgate, John, trans., The Payne and Sorowe of Evyll Maryage, de Worde, [c. 1530]).
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 456-60 (17 stanzas; composite text).
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 155-156
First Lines:
Take hede and lern lytull chyld and see
That tyme passyd wull not a yen retorne…
Last Lines:
…O labore passeth ther comyth a noþer new
And euery day she beginneth batayle
Note: Nine stanzas plus 3 lines of next stanza only.
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 456-60 (17 stanzas; composite text).
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 150-150v
First Lines:
After this story tellith also
In confirmatioun of wymmens fragilite…
Last Lines:
…By aventure at even or amorowe
In faith the cely husbond shal have al the sorwe
Note: 6 stanzas beginning at stanza 7.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 456-60 (17 stanzas; composite text).
4.Source: Rome, English College AVCAU MS 1405, f. 81v
Note: 17 stanzas.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19119. Lydgate, John, trans., The Payne and Sorowe of Evyll Maryage, de Worde, [c. 1530]
Editions:
Collier, John Payne. “Payne and Sorrow of Evyll Maryage.” Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages. Edited from the Original Manuscripts and Scarce Publications Percy Soc 1. London: T. Richards, 1840: rpr. .
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 4.73-80.