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Have all my heart and be in peace
To his mistress — four 8-line stanzas with refrain
Note: The first four lines occur as lines 9-12 of 3608.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, f. 154v
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 135-6.
Kurvinen, Auvo. “MS. Porkington 10. Description with Extracts.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 54 (1953): 33-67: 57-8.
2.Source: Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Library Addit. 46, ff. 1v
Transcription:
…dere hert and haue gode day
…that hathe myn hart yn cuyre;
…as fresshe as Rose yn May
…the comlysst creatuyre
…all myn hart and be yn pese
…g that I loue yow souernly…n goode faythe yt ys no let
…wold ye wold so wel as y
…stone myh selfe alone
…che grace that god woll se
…yng may not come a…
…st god[?]…
Note: See also Boffey and Edwards (2003), where the lines’ status as a record of this poem is queried, though a letter accompanying the fragment identifies it with ‘a long poem in MS PORKYNGTON 10, f. 1454b-155b (National Library of Wales)’ [see witness one, above). The text survives on a series of damaged parchment fragments, resized on uniform paper sheets.
Editions:
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards. “Unrecorded Middle English Verse Texts in a Canterbury Cathedral Library Manuscript.” Medium Ævum 72 (2003): 49-62: 56.