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DIMEV 2107
I am beguiled of a wight that works me woe
Lament of the rejected lover — 37 lines in 6-line stanzas with an ‘O’ and ‘I’ refrain
Subjects: laments; lover’s lament; women, faithlessness of; love, unrequited
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Shrewsbury, Shropshire Libraries, Local Studies Dept. Deeds No. 16329 (rental roll) [olim Lilleshall Abbey], dorse
First Lines:
y am by wylt of a wyȝt þat worches me wo
ȝerfore wemmen y warye in world ȝwer y go…
Last Lines:
…wyth an on & an y þys newe world wole gon
no more forster in freth no more lemmon
fur fastene on þi flesch so fals forte fonde…
Note: Six stanzas with added lines in the second stanza and first line of a seventh stanza.
Editions:
Cox, D. C., and Carter Revard. “A New ME O-and-I Lyric and its Provenance.” Medium Ævum 54 (1985): 33-46: 38-9.