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As I stood in studying alone
‘The complaynte ageyne Hope’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘The complaynte ageyne Hope’
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; hope, lovers’; debates
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 638 (SC 2078), ff. 209v-212
First Lines:
As I stode in studyenge allone
Astonyed in studye well colde…
Last Lines:
…Than I do that I with yen se
hope yn hope out thus kan ye folys fede
Note: On f. 209v is ‘ Lyty.’
Attributed Title: The complaynte A geyne Hope (209v and RT)
Facsimiles:
Robinson, Pamela. “Introduction.” Manuscript Bodley 638: A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, and Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1982.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. The Complaint against Hope. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1957: 12.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 195v-197
First Lines:
As I stoode in studyinge alloone
Astonyed in studye wel colde…
Last Lines:
…Than I doo that I with eyen se
hope in hope out thus kan ye foles fede
Attributed Title: Complaynt ageyne Hope (f. 195v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. The Complaint against Hope. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1957: 12.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 135rb-135vb
First Lines:
As that I me stoode in studeying loo A loone
A stonyed Rght soore in studyes ful colde…
Last Lines:
Bette þan þat I with eyen see
Hope in hope owte þus cane offt fooles feede
Attributed Title: Loo nowe here folowethe A Compleynte Ageynst hope & cetera (f. 135rb, rubric)
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. The Complaint against Hope. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1957: 12.