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Fair freshest earthly creature
A letter from a lover to his mistress — 59 lines in six stanzas
Subjects: love letters
Versification: — nine-line — ababbcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 95 (SC 21669), f. 3v
First Lines:
ffair fresshest erþly creature
That euere the sonne ouershone…
Last Lines:
…Certes y can not elles sayne
but deþ y may not stert
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 202-4.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 130-1.