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I am a fool I can no good
Amor fatuus’ — eight lines, rhyming couplets and a quatrain, abab.
Subjects: love, feigned; love, vicissitudes of; transitoriness, of earthly love
Versification: — two-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 163r3
First Lines:
I am a fol i can no god
ho þat me louit hi halde him wod…
Last Lines:
…I slou a wis king fair & strong
& ȝit i ssal sle mo
Note: Written as prose inserted into Latin text, with Latin between lines of English.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 238; rev. ed. 266.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 201.