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I ne have joy ne pleasance nor comfort
On the absence of his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers absence/separation of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 36 (SC 14530), f. 5
First Lines:
I ne haue Ioy plesaunce nor comfortt
In yowr Absenss my verrey hertes quene…
Last Lines:
…so thus mak I a gladfull sory chere
so noyth me þe Absenss of my verrey lady dere
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 151.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 50.