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Robert Henryson, The Praise of Age — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain, ‘þe moyr of agis þe nerar hewynnys blyss’
Note: Critical edition Fox (1981), 165-7
Author(s): Robert Henryson
Title(s): The Praise of Age
Subjects: old age, praise of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], p. 44
First Lines:
Within ane garth vndir a reid roseir
ane auld man and decrepit hard I sing…
Last Lines:
…That to his gloir he may our saulis send
The moir of age þe nerrer hevynis bliss
Attributed Author: ffinis quod maister R Henrisone (p. 44)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 1.73-4.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 57-57v
First Lines:
Within ane garth vndir a reid roseir
Ane awld man and decripit hard I sing…
Last Lines:
…That to his gloir he ma our sawlis send
The moir of aige the nerrer hevins blis
Note: Second occurrence in MS
Attributed Author: ffinis quod hendersone (f. 57v)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 136-7.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 155-6.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.141-2.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Scottish Poems Reprinted from Scarce Editions. 3 vols. London: Nicol, 1792: 3.128.
Laing, David. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1865: 21.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 101-2.
Wood, Henry Harvey. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1933; 2nd ed. rev., 1958: 185-6; rpr..
Scott, Tom, ed. Late Medieval Scots Poetry. London: Heinemann, 1967: 70.
3.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 205, f. 87rb
First Lines:
In tyl ane garth wnder ane reid roseir
ane aldman & decrepit hard I syng…
Last Lines:
…þat til his Ioy he may our saullis send
þe moyr of agis þe nerar hewynnys blyss
Editions:
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.106-7.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 15-16.
Elliott, Charles, ed. Robert Henryson: Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1963/1974: 121.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5060.5. Alain Chartier, The Porteous of Noblenes, Chepman and Myllar, 1508 (formerly STC 20120, now STC 5060.5) , sigs. b.4v-b.5
First Lines:
Wythin a garth vnder a rede rosere
Ane ald man and decrepit herd I syng…
Last Lines:
…That to his glore he may oure saulis send
The more of age the nerar hevynnis blisse
Note: Follows 4868.
Facsimiles:
Beattie, William. “Introduction.” The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish Press, Edinburgh, 1508 Followed by the Two other Tracts in the same Volume in the National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950: 144-5.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.107-8.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 216-17.