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DIMEV 126
IMEV 13.3
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’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 1309.
Subjects: lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), f. 100
First Lines:
A mos fayre & true
ye cause me rue
your absente ys my peyne
yet youe to Love…
Last Lines:
…of my poore Love
by god above
ye shalbe ever sure
Note: Written three lines of verse per line in the MS.
Editions:
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 454.