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He that will be a lover in every wise
Three essentials for love — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, advice to; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 A.VI, f. 22
First Lines:
He that wilbe a lover in euery wise
He muste haue thre thingis whiche Ieame lackith…
Last Lines:
…Marke well this that lovers wil be
Muste nedys have oone of thes thre
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. “Five Fugitive Pieces of Fifteenth-Century Secular Verse.” Modern Language Notes 69 (1954): 18-22: 22.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 219.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 290.