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Her heart I would I had iwis
Humfrey Newton, On his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal (with acrostic Hvmfrey)
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: acrostics; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 92vb
First Lines:
her hert I wold I had I wis
vnto the tyme I gaf it agayn…
Last Lines:
…ey þerfore my swete & my sweteng
y pray you remembre me in youre slepyng
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 262-3.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 95
First Lines:
Hert be trowe & trulof kepe
Mi trulof will I neuer forsake
h her hert I wold I had I wis
v vnto the tyme I gaf it agayn…
Last Lines:
…e euer by the grace as that I go y þerfore my swete & my swetyng
y yee at wold idle any man there y pray you remembre me in youre slepyng
Note: Second occurrence in MS; crossed out; revision of penultimate and last line, with revision written interlineally (here at ends of lines).
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 263 (note).