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As I me lay alone in bed
A variant version of Thomas Brampton’s Seven Penitential Psalms: 124 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Ne reminiscaris domine
Note: For the usual version see 2668.
Author(s): Thomas Brampton
Title(s): Seven Penitential Psalms
Subjects: psalms, penitential
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 28ra-31va
First Lines:
…Þis cyrcumstaunce þat long þer tylle
Make me clene from worde & wylle
And clense me from vnhoneste
Therfore y putt to the þys bylle…
Last Lines:
…And all þat maken þer laste ende
Wyth ne reminiscaris domine
Note: Begins imperfectly at line 451 due to missing folios 22-27.
Attributed Title: Here endyþ the seuene salmes… (f. 31v)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Kreuzer, James R. “Thomas Brampton’s Metrical Paraphrase of the Seven Penitential Psalms: A Diplomatic Edition of the Version in MS Pepys 1584 and MS Cambridge University Ff 2.38 with Variant Readings from All Known Manuscripts.” Traditio 7 (1949-51): 359-403: 370-85.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1584, ff. 28-47v
First Lines:
As I lay in my bed
And sikenes Revid me of my rest
What maner life þat I had led
ffor to thynke me thoughte it best…
Last Lines:
…And all þat makith þair last end
With Ne reminiscaris domine
Attributed Title: The sele of mercy (Tab. Cont., f. 1); Her…begynnyth the seale of mercy (f. 28); Her endith the seale of mercy or the vii Salmes (f. 47v)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Kreuzer, James R. “Thomas Brampton’s Metrical Paraphrase of the Seven Penitential Psalms: A Diplomatic Edition of the Version in MS Pepys 1584 and MS Cambridge University Ff 2.38 with Variant Readings from All Known Manuscripts.” Traditio 7 (1949-51): 359-403: 370-85.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 197-233
Note: Latin text as heading to each stanza.
Attributed Title: Loo heere begynnen þe sevene salmes translated oute of Latyne in to englisshe by an hooly and gret Clerk þat was reclused in þe west partie of England (scribe, f. 197) …whosse name was ffrater Thomas Bramptone saȝe Theologie doctor fratrum minorum pauperculus confessor de latino in Anglicum Anno domini MCCCCxiiii ad dei honorem & incrementum deuocionis (added sixteenth century, f. 197)