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I heard a plaint of great pity
‘Alas that any kyndeman wantys gode’ — seven 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Title(s): ‘Alas that any kyndeman wantys gode’
Subjects: Fortune, fickleness of; mutability
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 5396, f. 310v
First Lines:
I herd a playnt of grete pyte…
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1/77-9.