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I may well sigh for grievous is my pain
A Lover’s Plaint — three stanzas rhyme royal, last line ‘Alas for woo departynge hath me slayn’ of each repeated as refrain
Title(s): A Lover’s Plaint
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 20
First Lines:
I may well sygh for greuous ys my payne
Now to departe fram yow thys sodenly…
Last Lines:
…With alle my myght to bebothe true amp; playn
Alas for woo departynge hath me slayn
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 158.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 33.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 129.