The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2212
IMEV 1327
I love a flower of sweet odor
The Tudor Rose — six 5-line stanzas (aaabb) and a five-line burden: ‘I loue I loue and wom loue ye / I loue a floure of fressh beaute / I loue another as well as ye / Than shal beprovid here anon / Yff we iii can agre in on’, with music by Sir Thomas Phelipps
Note: Variant forms of burden written after stanzas 4, 6.
Author(s): Sir Thomas Phelipps
Subjects: carols, political; political poems
Versification: — five-line — aaabb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 40v
First Lines:
I loue a flour of swete odour
Magerome gentyll or lavendour…
Last Lines:
…Joyed may we be
Oure prince to se and rosys thre
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