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Almighty God in Trinity
Stimulus Conscientie Minor’ — in 8-line stanzas with Latin prose sub-headings of varying lengths
Title(s): Stimulus Conscientie Minor
Subjects: advice, spiritual; meditations
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 120-128
First Lines:
All myȝhty god in trinite
ffader & sone & holy goste
That is one god & persones thre
O stedfast god of myȝtes moste…
Last Lines:
…And grante hym lyue þat lastes aye
In heuen where joy is euer mour new
Note: At end, ‘Nunc finem feci da michi quod merui’ by scribe.
Attributed Title: Explicit stimulus conciencie minoris (f. 128)
Editions:
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 310-29; 539-47; 619-20.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson A.389 (SC 11272), ff. 99ra-104va
First Lines:
Al myȝti god in trinite
ffadur & sone & holy gaast…
Last Lines:
…He graunte vs lyf þat laste shal ay
In heuen þere euer is ioye I nowe
Attributed Title: Consciende to clere þis lessoun I rede þou lere (f. 99ra)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 14va-19rb
First Lines:
Almyghty god in trynyte
ffadur & soone & hooly goost
þat ys oo god & persones thre
So þefaste lord of myghtes moost…
Last Lines:
…þe ryghtwysenesse of god were than
Oonly schewyd and mercy nought
Attributed Title: Here…be gynneþ the markys of medytacyouns (f. 14va); Here endyth the merkys of medytacions þat ben full profytable to be holde (f. 19rb)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1584, ff. 78v-97
First Lines:
Al myghty god in trinite
ffadir and sonne and holy gost
That is o god and personys þre
Sothefast lord of myghtes most…
Last Lines:
…The rightwisnes of god wer than
Oonly schewid and mercy nought
Note: Blank in middle: bottom half of 92 and all of 92v; 72 + 23 stanzas.
Attributed Title: Here…begynneth the markys of meditacioun (f. 78v); The merkys of meditaciouns (Tab. Contents, f. 1); The markys of meditacions (RT); Her endith the markis of meditacions that byn full profittabull to byholde (f. 97)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10053, ff. 69-83
First Lines:
Almighty god in trinite
Fader and sone and holy gost…
Last Lines:
…He graunte vs lyf that lastyth schalle ay
In heuene there euer ys ioye ynow. Amen.
Note: A note says that this was written for John Pery: ‘Orate pro anima domini iohannis pery canonici ecclesie sancte trinitatis London in algate’ (f. 83).
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 33995, ff. 96v-101v
First Lines:
Almyghty godde in Trynyte ffader and sone and þe halygost
Þat es a godde and persones thre and a sochfast lorde of myghtes mast…
Last Lines:
…Þat he hym sheld þat on gode fryday Þe Iewes naylled on rode and slowe
He graunt vs lyf þat last sal ay In heuen þar Ioy es ay Inowe
Note: One column. Two verse lines per manuscript line, divided by rubricated line break. Scribe writes ‘ad’ instead of ‘and’, which is expanded in the transcription to ‘and’.
7.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 B.XVII, ff. 36-49
First Lines:
Alle mighty god in trinite
Fader and son & holy gost…
Last Lines:
…to þat blis he wil ȝou lede
þere ioy & blisse euer es
Attributed Title: An Induction to good life by the consideration of heaven Hell and Purgatory (f. 36, later hand)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.36-45.