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Have good day now Margaret
Three couplets to Margaret, in a French love-letter
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; love letters
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 54/31, f. 155v
Transcription:
Houe gud day nou mergerete
wiþ grete loue y þe grete
ich y walde we miȝten vs ofte mete
in halle in chambre and in the strete
wiþ outen blame of þe contre
god ȝeue þat so miȝte hit be
Note: In a French love-letter, added upside down to penultimate flyleaf.
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. 2 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1907: 1.48.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Two Satirical Love Epistles.” Modern Language Review 37 (1942): 415-21: 420.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 148.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 185.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 557.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 19-20.