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IMEV 763.5
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Farewell farewell / All fresh all cheer
‘My true harte hathe slayne me’, a love letter in irregular stanzas with refrain: ‘Alas for pure pite / From cruell dethe I cannot stert / My paynes be so mortal’
Title(s): ‘My true harte hathe slayne me’
Subjects: love letters; farewells, lovers’
Versification: — irregular — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Coughton Court, sold Christie’s, 20 Dec. 1972, a roll
First Lines:
Fare well fare well
All frisk all chere
fare well my hart solas
my deth approchith me nere & nere…
Last Lines:
…Alas for pure pite
my true harte hathe slayne me
Alas &c
Alas &c
Note: Probably a sixteenth-century hand.
Editions:
Rickert, Edith. “Verses Found at Coughton Court.” Modern Philology 31 (1933-34): 198-9: 198-9.