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Heavy thoughts and long deep sighing
An to his Mistress: a love epistle — three 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. Seaton (1961), 152.
Subjects: love letters; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc with some interlocking rhymes



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 44v-45
First Lines:
hevy thoughtes and houge depe sykyng
pensyffe partyng puttethe me to payne…
Last Lines:
…as knoweth owr lorde swete Iesue
whome preserue my loue wher euer she goo
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 356-7.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 184-5.