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IMEV 3878
NIMEV 3878
Come home dear heart from tarying
A love cycle — fifty-one lines in four groups each of three stanzas of 5, 3, and 5 lines.
Note: Formerly 3878.
Subjects: women, as speakers/narrators; laments, lovers’
Versification: — five-line, three-line stanza — aabba, aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 135-136
First Lines:
Welcome be ye my souereine
The cause of my Ioyfull peine…
Last Lines:
…To him euere with Ioye or peine
Lett him haue therof repentance
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Nugae Poeticae: Select Pieces of Old English Popular Poetry, Illustrating the Manners and Arts of the Fifteenth Century. London: J. R. Smith, 1844: 68.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 634-35.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 404-5.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 271-3.