The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2464
IMEV 1463
NIMEV 1463
In a valley of this restless mind
A Complaint of Christ — sixteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with the refrain, ‘Quia amore langueo
Subjects: Christ, complaint to man
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.4.12, ff. 44v-47
First Lines:
In the valle of restles mynd
I sowght in mownteyn & in mede…
Last Lines:
…thy mede is markyd whan thow art mort
in blysse Quia amore langueo
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 150-9; rev. ed. 180-9.
Bennett, Henry Stanley, ed. Quia amore Langueo. London: Faber and Faber, 1937.
Nicholson, Daniel Howard Sinclair, ed. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1916, et seq: 6-10.
Cecil, Lord David. The Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1940: 25-9.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.30-4.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 88-93.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 357-91.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 7-14
First Lines:
IN a veley of þis restles mynde
I souȝte in mounteyne & in myde
Trustynge a tewe loue for to fynde
Vpon an hil þan y took hede…
Last Lines:
…In wele & in woo y am ay to supporte
Myn owne wyf go not me fro
Þi meede is markid whatn þou art mort
Quia amore langueo
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 15-4.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 23-6 (12 st. only).
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 291-3 (10 st. only).
Fein, Susanna Greer. Moral Love Songs and Laments. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998.