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DIMEV 4118
IMEV 4263.3
NIMEV TM 1257
O ye that put your trust and confidence
‘The lamentacioun off quene Elyȝabeth’, A.D. 1503, ascribed to Thomas More — twelve stanzas rhyme royal, with Latin lines and refrain, ‘…lo here I lye’. Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 1257.
Note: Formerly 4263.3.
Author(s): Thomas More (attrib.)
Title(s): The lamentacioun off quene Elyȝabeth
Subjects: Elizabeth of York, queen; laments
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, pp. 371-373
First Lines:
Ye þat put your trust & confydence
In worldly riches & frayll prosperyte…
Last Lines:
…I me commend to thy Infenyte mercy
Shew to thi seruaunt now for lo here I lye
Note: Followed by 1999.
Attributed Title: The lamytacoun off / quene Elyzabeth (p. 371)
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 184-8.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 97-9.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1825, f. 88v-89v
First Lines:
O you that putt youre trust and convidence
In worldely Ioye and ffrayle Prosperyte
that leve here as you shuld never hence
Remember deth and loke vp here to me…
Last Lines:
…I me commend to thy Infenyte mercye
shewe to thy seruaunt for lo nowe here I lye
Note: Added to blank leaves at end of volume by a hand of the sixteenth century; first word (in a few cases first two words) of each stanza written in larger script in left margin beside first line of each.
Attributed Title: O You that putt youre trust & convydence (f. 88v, written by scribe immediately above first line in slightly larger script)



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 18076. More, Thomas, Workes in the Englyssh Tonge, ed. Rastell, Tottell, 1557
Facsimiles:
Campbell, William Edward, ed. The English Works of Sir Thomas More. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1927: 335-7.
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever. The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932, and subsequent editions: 15.