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In a morning of May when meadows should spring
The Quatrefoil of Love — forty 13-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 4256. For a critical edition, see Fein (1998).
Title(s): The Quatrefoil of Love; The Four Leaves of the Truelove
Subjects: Virgin Mary, praise of; allegories
Versification: — thirteen-line stanza, alliterative — abababab+cdddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. A.106 (SC 29003), ff. 6v-14v
First Lines:
In a mornynge of may when medose schuld sprynge
Blomes & blossomes of bryght colours
Als I went by a well of my playnge
Thurght a mery orchard byddyng myn owres…
Last Lines:
…Als I went on my way
In A mornynge of may
when medouse suld sprynge
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31042 [London Thornton Manuscript], ff. 98-101v
Editions:
Gollancz, Israel. “The Quatrefoil of Love.” English Miscellany, presented to Dr. Furnivall. Oxford: Clarendon, 1901; repr. New York: Blom, 1961: 112-32: 113-32.
Gollancz, Israel, and M. M. Weale, eds. The Quatrefoil of Love. EETS o.s. 195 (1935); repr. 1987.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 15345. The iiii leues of the Trueloue, de Worde, [1510?]