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DIMEV 2449
IMEV 1450.5
NIMEV TM 751
In a goodly night as in my bed I lay
An erotic dream vision — six 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 3033.
Subjects: erotic dreams
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 47-48
First Lines:
In a goodly nyght as yn my bede I laye
plesantlye slepyng thys dreme I hadde…
Last Lines:
…I had no thyng but my pylowe yn my armys lyyng
for when I awoke ther was but I alone
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 260-1.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 282-3.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 191-4.