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After the stormy time ceasing the rain
‘A Holy Meditation’ — ninety couplets
Note: Possibly Chaucer’s Wretched Engendering; see Brown (1935), 997-1101; Brown (1937).
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer (?)
Title(s): ‘A Holy Meditation’; Wretched Engendering
Subjects: meditations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 49-52
First Lines:
Affter þe stormy tyme cessinge þe rayne
Whane for þabsence of colde þeorte is fayne
And þe qwicke thinges resceyve þeire vygoure
Trees and herbes bringen forþe leeff and floure…
Last Lines:
…If þowe do þus þane shal þy soule weende
To hevens blisse which þat haþenoon ende
Attributed Author: …made by þe Religious man Lidegate daun Johan þe Munk of Bury (f. 49)
Attributed Title: Here nowe foloweþe an holy meditacioun made by þe Religious man Lidegate daun Johan þe Munk of Bury (f. 49)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 111-116
First Lines:
Affter þe stormy tyme cessing þe rayn
Whane for þabsence of colde þeorþe is fayn
And þe qwyck thinges resceyue vygour
And trees bringen foorþe leef and flour…
Last Lines:
…If þou do þus þane shal þy soule weende
To heuene blisse which þat haþe noon eende
Attributed Title: Nowe here filoweþe an holy medytacion (p. 111); A devoute Meditacion (RT, 111-116)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 43-8.