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Gracious and gay on her light all my thought
A description of his fair mistress — five cross-rhymed quatrains
Note: Follows 4408.
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, National Library of Ireland D 1435 [olim Kilkenny Castle], a piece of vellum
First Lines:
Gracius and gay / on hyr lyytt all my troȝth
Butt sche rew on me to day / to deth sche hatt me broth…
Last Lines:
…Kysse me yn my way
Onys are y wen[d]
Note: Opening quatrain written as two lines.
Editions:
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. “Three Medieval Poems from Kilkenny.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 41(c) (1932-33): 205-9: 208.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 183.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 144-5.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 136.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 48.