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As I me lened unto a joyful place
Birds’ matins — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: birds; birds, as narrators
Versification: — rhyme royal, seven=line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 196v-197
First Lines:
as I me lenyd vnto a ioyfull place
lusty Phebus to superuyde
Howe god almyghty of hys gret grace
Had florysshyd the erthe on euery syde…
Last Lines:
…The melodyouse ympne with gret solace
O lux beata Trinitas
Attributed Author: Lydgate (added, f. 196v)
Attributed Title: The Birds’ Hymns to the Deity (added, f. 196v)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 246-246v
First Lines:
aS I me lenyd vnto a ioyfull place
lusty phebus to superuide
how god almyghty of hys gret grace
had florysshed the erthe on euery side…
Last Lines:
…The melodyous ympne with gret solase
O lux beata Trinitas
Attributed Author: John Lydgate (added, f. 246v)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 36v-37v
First Lines:
As I me lenyd vnto a Ioyful place
Lusty phebus to supervive…
Last Lines:
…And thus thay songe both more and lasse
This melodious ympne with grete solas
O lux beata Trinitas
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 78-80.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 130 (1913): 286-311: 310.