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Rest and refuge to folk disconsolate
John Lydgate, a prayer to St. Leonard — five 8-line (ababbcbc) and one 6-line (aabbcc) stanzas with a ‘distresse’ refrain
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: prayers, to saints; Leonard, saint
Versification: — eight-line, six-line — ababbcbc, aabbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 21-22
First Lines:
Reste and reffuge to folk dysconsolat
ffader off pyte and consolacyoun…
Last Lines:
…ther to be ffed with selestyal manna
Wher as angelis ar wont to synge osanna
Attributed Title: HEre begynneth a praier to seynt Lethenard (f. 21)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 135-6.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 75v-76
First Lines:
[R]Est and refuge to folke disconsolate
ffather of pitee and consolacion…
Last Lines:
…Þere to be feede with celestiall In anna
Where Aungels were wont to syng Osanna
Attributed Title: Incipit de sancto Leonardo (f. 75v)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Sidney Sussex College 37, ff. 145v-147
First Lines:
BEst and refugie to folke disconsolate
ffadir of pyte and consolacion…
Last Lines:
…There to be fedde with celestialle manna
Where angelys ar wonte to syng osanna
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 114-115
First Lines:
BEste and Refuge to folk disconsolat
ffadir of pite and consolacioun…
Last Lines:
…Ther to be fed with celestial manna
Wher Angelis ar wont to syngen Osanna Explicit
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 205-6.
5.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 256