The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Honour and joy health and prosperity
A letter to his heart’s sovereign — five stanzas rhyme
Note: First stanza abacbdd because scribe has written ‘certente’ instead of
likely ‘certeyne’ in line 4.
Subjects: love letters; lovers, addresses to beloved
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, f. 159v
Honour and Joy helth and prosperyte
Be vnto yow my hartys
In humble wyse I lowly Recommend me
Vnto youre good grace for
…That truly and god there ys no remedy
Without your comfort but
mercylese to dy Explicit &cetera
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries.
2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 192-3.