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Go little bill and commend me hertely [Go litull bill and command me hertely]
Humfrey Newton, An epistle to his mistress — eleven couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 474.
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: love letters; envoys
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 94rb
First Lines:
Go litull bill & command me hertely
vnto her þat I call my trulof & lady…
Last Lines:
…be alle the tokens truly
comand me to her hertely
Note: Noted ‘Mittitur’ at top.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 271.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 195.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 258.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 155-6.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 53.