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DIMEV 1237
Examples fair ye find in nature
‘A Woman’s Reply to Her Lover’ — thirteen stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly part of 928.5.
Subjects: women, as speakers/narrators; women, authors; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 7v-8v
First Lines:
Ensamples fayre ye fynde in nature
Of plantys smale commeth trees huge and strong…
Last Lines:
…As in wordes trauersyng the kyng
I pray to god foule fall dissemblyng
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “‘A Woman’s Reply to her Lover’ and Four Other New Courtly Love Lyrics in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19.” Medium Ævum 67 (1998): 235-56: 250-4.