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After that harvest Inned had his sheaves
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Complaint’ — fifty-nine stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): ‘Complaint’
Subjects: complaints; madness; frames, literary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 735 (SC 1504), ff. 1-5
First Lines:
Affter þat hervest ynned had his sheves
And þat þe bronne sesoun of mighelmes…
Last Lines:
…ffor thi ȝestys and þi benefices all
And vn to þi mercy and grace I call
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 53 (SC 3441), ff. 76; 78-83v
First Lines:
Aftir tat heruest Inned had hise sheues
And that the groun sesoun of Mihelmesse…
Last Lines:
…And thi ȝistis and benefices alle
And vn to thi mercy and grace I calle
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 56-8.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 221 (SC 27627), ff. 1-6v
First Lines:
After þat herveste ynned had his scheves
And þat þe broune sesoun of unghelmesse…
Last Lines:
…ffor þi ȝeftis and thy benefaces all
And vnto thy mercy and grace I call
Attributed Title: Here endith my complaynte and begynnes a dialogg (f. 6v)
4.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives Acc. 325/1, ff. 40rb-43rb
First Lines:
Affter þe hevest ynned had his sheves
And þat the brome sesoun of myghelmasse…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy yifftis and thi benefites all
And vn to þi mercie and grace I call
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus de Incendio Amoris (f. 40rb); hic finit questus siue planctus Thome Occleue (f. 43rb)
5.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, ff. 3-8v
First Lines:
After that hervest Inned had his sheves
and that the brome season of myhelmesse…
Last Lines:
…for thy giftes and benefices all
And vnto thy mercye and grace I sall
Attributed Author: Thomas hocclive (f. 3)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 95-110.
6.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 493 [olim Phillipps 8267; Robinson (July 1952); Bodmer], ff. 1-6v
First Lines:
Affter þat Hervest ynned Had His sheves
And þat þe broune sesoun of Mighelmesse…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy ȝefftys and thy benefices all
And vn to thy mercy and grace I call
Attributed Title: Here endith my compleynt and begynneth a dialogg (f. 6v)