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Alas for thought and inward pain
Supplicacio Amantis, following Lydgate’s Temple of Glass in two manuscripts — 628 lines in couplets
Title(s): Supplicacio Amantis
Subjects: lovers, absence/separation of; complaints, lovers’
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 1a), ff. 509v-516v
First Lines:
Allas for thought & inward pyne
That myn herte so constreyne…
Last Lines:
…with oute smoke of doubilnesse
Chaung or newfongylnesse…
Note: Lines 1-254, 331-562 only, incomplete because f. 513 missing and ends imperfectly due to missing f. 517.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165, ff. 231-241v
First Lines:
Ellas for thought and inwarde peyne
þat myn hert so constreyne…
Last Lines:
…þis al and some my lady dere
And I youre man frome yere to yere
Note: Follows on from 1403 without a break. Lacks lines 157-76.
Attributed Author: made by þe Munke of Bury
Attributed Title: þe dreme of a lover made by þe Munke of Bury (RT); Here endiþe þe dreme and þe complyynte of þe desyrous seruant in loue (f. 241v)
3.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1212, ff. 4-4v
First Lines:
Ioie helthe ande euery delle
That in short tyme but I fele…
Last Lines:
…Mi dole and my consolacioun
Mi laughinge and my wepyng eke…
Note: Lines 439-505 only; bottom margin of f. 4, ‘humblement magre’; lower margin f. 4v four lines of Latin, signature of ‘Lucas’ and another Bull’s head drawing with scroll, ‘Mercy made’.
Editions:
Schick, Josef, ed. Lydgate’s Temple of Glas. EETS e.s. 60 (1891); repr. 1987: 59-67 (composite text).