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Farewell that was my lief so dear
Humfrey Newton, his mistress gets a separation from her lover — three 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 405.
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: farewells, lovers’; lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 93vb
First Lines:
fare well þat was my lef so dere
& fro her that loued you so well…
Last Lines:
…& now to crist I you be take
to saue & kepe in whert & sance
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 268.