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DIMEV 1269
IMEV 767
NIMEV TM 404
Farewell now my lady gay
I take my leve agaynst my wyll’ — four 8-line stanzas, including refrain, ‘I take my leve agaynst my wyll’ with ‘farewell’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 404.
Subjects: farewells, lovers’
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 52v-53
First Lines:
fare well now my lady gaye
farewell floure freshest of hew…
Last Lines:
…farewell god bryng yow to his blysse
I take my leve a gaynst my wyll
Facsimiles:
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 207-8.
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 369.
Bolle, Wilhelm. “Zur Lyric der Rawlinson-HS C.813.” Anglia 34 (1911): 273-307: 297.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 208-9.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 225-225v
First Lines:
Allace depairting grund of wo
Thow art of euerilk Ioy ane end…
Last Lines:
…ffair weill þe nvreis of gentilness
I tak my leif aganis my will
Note: Variant version: stanzas 2-4 = 1-3 of usual 767; lines 1,3 v. similar to lines 1, 3 of 270.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 3.646.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 3.284-5.