SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 1840
IMEV 1142
NIMEV 1142
He may come to my life but by the water
A love lyric — only first three lines remain
Subjects: love lyrics; women, as speakers/narrators



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.64, f. 8
Transcription:
He may cume to mi lef bute bi þe watere
Wanne me lust slepen þanne moti wakie
wnder is þat he liuie
Editions:
Floyer, John Kestell, and Sidney Graves Hamilton. Catalogue of Manuscripts Preserved in the Chapter Library of Worcester Cathedral. Oxford: for the Worcester Historical Society, by James Parker, 1906: 30.
Dickins, Bruce. “Two Worcester Fragments of Middle English Secular Lyric.” Leeds Studies in English 4 (1935): 44-6: 44.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 177.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 238.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 551.