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Sovereign Immortal Everlasting God
Epitaphium eiusdam Ducis Glowcestrie, A.D. 1447 — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Have mercy on hym buryed in this sepulture’
Title(s): Epitaphium eiusdam Ducis Glowcestrie
Subjects: epitaphs; Humphrey, duke of Gloucester; historical poems
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 7-8v
First Lines:
Souerayne Immortal everlastyng god
Almyghti most mercyful verray well of grace…
Last Lines:
…My sole to hym I yield at my goyng hens
To the erth my body as for my sepulture
Attributed Title: Epitaphium eiusdam Ducis Glowcestrie (f. 7)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “An Epitaph for Duke Humphrey.” Neuphilologische Mitteilunge 56 (1955): 241-49: 243-7.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 180-3.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34360 [olim Phillipps 9053], ff. 65v-67v
First Lines:
Souerayne Immortal euerlastyng god
Almyghti most merciful verray welle of grace…
Last Lines:
…My soule to hym I yield at my goyng hens
To the erth my body as for my sepulture
Attributed Title: Epitaphium eiusdam Ducis Glowcestrie (f. 65v)