The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 1309
A most fair and true / Ye cause me rue
On the absence of his mistress — three 6-line stanzas with a 6-line
burden: ‘Parting, parting / I may well synge / hath caused all my payne / from her
to part / yt greveth my hart / ye wot not whom I meane’
Subjects: lovers, absence/separation of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659)
, f. 100
A mos fayre & true
ye cause me rue
your absente ys my
yet youe to Love…
…of my poore Love
by god above
ye shalbe ever
Note: Written three lines of verse per line in the MS.
Wagner, B. M.
“New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.”
Modern Language Notes
50 (1935): 452-55: 454.