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IMEV 853
NIMEV 853
For to prevent / And after repent / It were Folly
A love song — ten 6-line stanzas
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 143v
First Lines:
ffor to preuente
And after repente
hyt wer ffoly
Other wass then troyth…
Last Lines:
…In the weste
That goyth to reste
Euerry nyght
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 636-8.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 56-8.