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DIMEV 2326
IMEV 1393.5
NIMEV 1393.5
I wot a bower so bright
A fragment of a song, perhaps a religious love poem — one five line tail-rhyme stanza (aaaab)
Note: Cf. stanza 2 of 2325.
Subjects: songs; fragments
Versification: — five-line — aaaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2585, Part II, f. 1v
Transcription:
[I] wote a boure so bricht
[ ]es kidde with kaiser and knicht
Þat time er leuedis licht
Þurgh mirþes of miche micht
als bende mun here
Note: Ends incomplete; follows 853.5.
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “Four Middle English Lyrics from the Thirteenth Century.” Mediaeval Studies 43 (1981): 131-50: 146.