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Continuance / Of remembrance / without ending
‘The Lover’s Plaint’ — three 6-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘The Lover’s Plaint’
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
Versification: — six-line — aabaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 138v-139
First Lines:
Continvaunce
Of remembraunce
withowte endyng
Doth me penaunce
And grete greuaunce
ffor your partynge…
Last Lines:
…It were in vayn
To sey agayn
ffortunes wyll
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.25-6.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 636.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 240-1.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 29.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 405.