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All the trespass of my tender youth
John Lydgate, ‘Prayer in Old Age’ — four 8-line stanzas
Note: The first stanza also appears as the concluding stanza in ‘Eight Verses of Bernard:’ see 4051.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Prayer in Old Age’
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; old age
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 73 (SC 4119), ff. 116-116v
First Lines:
All the trespas of my tendre youth
With grevous gyltes rekenyd of yonge age…
Last Lines:
…Thy blode thy passioun graunte me for a signe
Mercifull ihesu to patyse my passages
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 20-1.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 344, f. 10-10v
First Lines:
All the trespace of my tender youthe
Wyth greuous gyltes rekened of yonge age…
Last Lines:
…Thy blode thy passyon graunt me for a sygne
Mercyfull ihesu to patyse my passage