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IMEV 3743
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This is my song in my old age
A song of Old Age with the burden, ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — nine twelve-line stanzas
Note: See also 4929, 6515.
Subjects: old age; death, fear of
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbaba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29, ff. 145v-146v
First Lines:
þys is my song in my old age
Wyle y was ȝonge y myght nat see þe streyte waye to my last age…
Last Lines:
…So þat who neuer haue cause to say
timor mortis conturbat me
Amen ffor charite
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. “A Middle English Timor Mortis Poem.” Modern Language Review 28 (1933): 234-38: 235-7.
2.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, f. 195