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O radiant luminer eterminable
A prayer to the Trinity — six 8-line stanzas, two stanzas addressed to each person
Subjects: prayers, to Trinity; Trinity, prayers to
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 20059, ff. 100v-101
First Lines:
O Radiant luminar of light eterminable
Celestial father potentiall god of myght…
Last Lines:
…Agaynst all stormes of hard aduersite
Bestow me gode lord by thy preseruacion
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript by Hunter is London, British Library Addit. 24542, f. 181.
Editions:
Montgomery, James, ed. The Christian Poet. Glasgow: Collins, 1827: 46.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 80-1.
Hebel, John William, and Hoyt Hopewell Hudson, eds. Poetry of the English Renaissance, 1509-1660. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1924: 7 (three stanzas, attributed to Skelton).



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22598. Skelton, John, Certayne bokes compyled by maister Skelton, R. Lant f. H. Tab, [1545?]
2.Source: STC 22599. Skelton, John, Certayne bokes compyled by maister Skelton, Kynge and Marshe, n.d
3.Source: STC 22600. Skelton, John, Heare after foloweth certain bokes compiled by Master Skelton, Poet Laureat, whose names here after doth appere…, Heare after foloweth certain bokes compiled by Master Skelton, Poet Laureat, whose names here after doth appere ... King Edward the fourth. King Edward the fourth. Treatise of the Scottes. Treatise of the Scottes. Ware the hawke. Ware the hawke. Tunning of Elynoure Rummyng. Imprynted at London: by Jhon [sic] Day, [1563?]
4.Source: STC 22608. Skelton, John, Pithy, Plesaunt and Profitable workes of Maister Skelton, ed. J. Stow, T. Marshe [1568]
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.139-40.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 1.162.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 14-16; 1948, 1959,13-15.
Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, ed. Poems by Skelton. London: W. Heinemann, 1924: 37-38 (4 stanzas only).