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I can not half the woe complain
‘Balade made of Isabelle, Countasse of War[rewyk] and Lady Despenser, by Richard Beauchamp, Eorlle of Warrewyk’ — a virelai, sixty-one lines
Author(s): Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick
Title(s): ‘Balade made of Isabelle, Countasse of War[rewyk] and Lady Despenser, by Richard Beauchamp, Eorlle of Warrewyk’
Subjects: Isabelle, countess of Warwick; Despenser, lady; virelais



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165, ff. 245v-246v
First Lines:
I can not half þe woe compleyne
þat doþe my woful hert streyne…
Last Lines:
…haue I give
ffor euer more whyles þat I lyve
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript in London, British Library Egerton 2257, ff. 15-16v.
Attributed Author: by Richard Beauchamp Eorlle of Warrewyk (f. 245v)
Attributed Title: Balade made of Isabelle Camtasse of Warrewyk and lady despenser by Richard Beauchamp Eorlle of Warrewyk (f. 245v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “The Earl of Warwick’s Virelai.” PMLA 22 (1907): 597-607: 605-7.