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I love so sore I would fain discern
The three leaves of true love, according to a woman — eighth stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: women, as speakers/narrators; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 61-61v
First Lines:
I loue So Sore I wolde fayne descerne
yf þat I coude what loue myght be…
Last Lines:
…Thys stydfastnes ys mastur and rules all þe leves
for loue wuth owt stydfastnes no thyng avayles
Note: Sixth stanza imperfect.
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 381-2.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 228-30.