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So as I lay this other night
John Lydgate [?], ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — sixteen 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Note: See also 5712, 6515.
Author(s): John Lydgate [?]
Title(s): Timor mortis conturbat me
Subjects: death, fear of; mortality
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 128v-131
First Lines:
So as I lay this othir nyght
In my bed tournyng vp so doun…
Last Lines:
…Thanne ofte thynke on Cristes passioun
Whan timor mortis conturbat me
Note: The Latin refrain and proper names are underscored in rubric.
Editions:
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 104-8.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Parlement of the Thre Ages. Roxburghe Club 132. London: Nichols, 1897, 1915: App. XI.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 2.828-32.