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In a garden underneath a tree
A chanson d’aventure of the unhappy lover — six 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas and a 2-line refrain: ‘This nyghtes rest’.
Subjects: chansons d’aventure ; love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — six-line — aaabbb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), f. 100v
First Lines:
In a garden vnderneth a tree
together the floures that grewe therbye
walking alone I dyd espye
a man in paynes that was prest…
Last Lines:
…I can no more but ever one
adewe farewell this nyghtes rest
Note: At the end: ‘finis’.
Editions:
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 100-1.
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 455.