The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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)
Note: Formerly 4263.3.
Author(s): Thomas More (attrib.)
Title(s): The lamentacioun off quene Elyȝabeth
Subjects: Elizabeth of York, queen; laments
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354
, pp. 371-373
Ye þat put your trust & confydence
In worldly riches &
…I me commend to thy Infenyte mercy
Shew to thi seruaunt now
for lo here I lye
Attributed Title: The lamytacoun off / quene Elyzabeth (p. 371)
“Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….”
26 (1903): 94-285: 184-8.
Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354,
Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book.
e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 97-9.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1825
, f. 88v
O you that putt youre trust and convidence
In worldely Ioye and
that leve here as you shuld never hence
and loke vp here to me…
…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)
More, Thomas, Workes in the Englyssh Tonge
, ed. Rastell, Tottell, 1557
Campbell, William Edward,
The English Works of Sir Thomas More.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1927: 335-7.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever.
The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1932, and subsequent editions: 15.