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DIMEV 2331
I would be absent day and night
Against sycophants — one quatrain (aabb)
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], end pastedown
Transcription:
I wolde be absent daye and nyght
ffrome all peple whiche louethe me lyght
And with suche conuersante aye
that awethe me favour nyght & daye
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.