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IMEV 891
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Gaineth me no garland of green
A fragmentary refrain of a forsaken maiden’s lament
Subjects: lover’s lament; laments



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Representative Church Body Library, Dublin D11.1.2 [olim Kilkenny, St Canice’s Library; Red Book of Ossory], f. 73va
Transcription:
Gayneth me no garlond of greene
Bot hit ben of sythoues ywroght
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Tenth Report, Appendix, Part V: The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, The Earl of Fingall, The Corporations of Waterford, Galway, etc. (1885): 246.
Graves, James. “English and Norman Songs of the Fourteenth Century.” Notes and Queries 1st ser. 2 (1850): 385-6: 386.
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582. Cambridge: at the UP, 1929; and several repr: 87.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature in Old and Middle English.” Leeds Studies in English 5 (1936): 1-49: 40.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Earliest Carols and the Franciscans.” Modern Language Notes 53 (1938): 239-45: 242.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: xxxvi.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 188.
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 112, 54.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Lyrics of the Red Book of Ossory. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 5. Oxford, 1974: 439.