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I pray you M to me be true
Humfrey Newton, A love letter to his mistress ‘M’ — one quatrain and eleven couplets
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: love letters; lovers, absence/separation of; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 93vb
First Lines:
I pray you M to me be tru
for I will be tru as longe as I lif…
Last Lines:
…and sithen as we may not to geþer speke
be writynge we shall oure hertes breke
Note: Noted ‘Mittitur’ in margin.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 268-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 194-5.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 492.