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When lordship is lost and lusty looking withall
Spes mea in deo est’ — a song of three quatrains (aaab) with this refrain and 2-line burden: ‘Spes mea in deo est’ (repeated)
Note: Cf. 3927 for a related work.
Title(s): Spes mea in deo est
Subjects: carols, of religious counsel; evils, of the times
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 30v-31
First Lines:
When lordechype ys loste & lusti lekyng withall
When felichepe fayleth & frendechepe dothe falle…
Last Lines:
…When febelnesse fallith then fawte Y sone
Then can Y non other but cry & call anone
Spes mea [in Deo est]
Attributed Title: ad placitum (f. 30v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 271.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 226; 1977, 200.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 87.