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DIMEV 1457
IMEV 871.5
NIMEV 871.5
Friend of that ere I knew
To his mistress — six quatrains
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 641, f. 1
First Lines:
[F]rende of that ere I knew
& I lowe and schal [ ]…
Last Lines:
…[ ] wat sen I for ȝow
smert hit I schal ȝo [ ]
Note: Ends imperfectly; cropped, darkened and once pasted down in places.