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Winter wakeneth all my care
A Winter Song: All things must die — three 5-line stanzas (aaabb)
Subjects: seasons, winter; mutability
Versification: — five-line — aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 75vb
First Lines:
Wynter wakeneþ al my care
nou þis leues waxeþ bare…
Last Lines:
…ant shild vs from helle
for y not whider y shal
ne hou longe her duelle
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 4; 1829, 1.65; 1877, 56.
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 60-1.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 195.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 1.107.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 169.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 10.
Marsh, George Perkins. Origin and History of the English Language. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1866: 255.
Ellis, George, ed. Specimens of the Early English Poets. London: Edwards, 1790; 3 vols, 1801; 5th ed., London: Washburne, 1845; rev. ed., 1 vol., 1863: 65.
Quiller-Couch, A. The Oxford Book of English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 7.
Sampson, George. The Cambridge Book of Prose and Verse. Cambridge: at the UP, 1924: 381.
Cecil, Lord David. The Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1940: 7-8.
Reed, Ernest Bliss. “‘Winter Wakeneth al My Care’.” Modern Language Notes 43 43 (1928): 81-4: 81.
Funke, Otto, ed. A Middle English Reader. Bern: A. Francke, 1944: 49.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 53.
Speirs, John. Medieval English Poetry: the non-Chaucerian Tradition. London: Faber, 1957: 58-9.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 47.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 68.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 126.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 52-3.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 13-14.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 52.