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DIMEV 1238
IMEV 752
NIMEV 752
Excellent sovereign seemly to see
A Lover’s Farewell to his Mistress, perhaps by a Duke of York — thirty-four quatrains
Note: Cf. 3882.
Author(s): Duke of York (?)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 95 (SC 21669), ff. 1-3
First Lines:
Excellent soueraine semely to see
Preved prudence peerlees of pris…
Last Lines:
…How euere y fare ffarewell ye
ffarewell prymerose my plesaunce
Attributed Author: Duke of York: Explicet amor per ducem Eborum nuper factus (f. 3)
Attributed Title: A Love Poem (TOC); Explicet amor per ducem Eborum nuper factus (f. 3)
Editions:
Warton, Thomas. The History of English Poetry. London, 1824; rev. ed., William Carew Hazlitt London, 1871: 3.392.
Strutt, Joseph. Horda Angel-Cynnan …. 3 vols. London: B. White, 1775-76: 3.152.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 209-14.