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Honour and joy health and prosperity
A letter to his heart’s sovereign — five stanzas rhyme royal
Note: First stanza abacbdd because scribe has written ‘certente’ instead of likely ‘certeyne’ in line 4.
Subjects: love letters; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 159v
First Lines:
Honour and Joy helth and prosperyte
Be vnto yow my hartys souuerayn
In humble wyse I lowly Recommend me
Vnto youre good grace for verrey certente…
Last Lines:
…That truly and god there ys no remedy
Without your comfort but mercylese to dy Explicit &cetera
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 192-3.