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DIMEV 2523
In July when Phoebus her beams doth splay
The lover pleading that some men are true in love — four eight-line stanzas plus one short-line stanza rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included in 928.5.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; lover’s complaints; love, constancy in; lovers, addresses to beloved; love, unrequited
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcc, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 8v
First Lines:
In July when Phebus her beames doth splay
And with hys calidous refleccion all frutes comfort…
Last Lines:
…Y-wys your grace and I offende
Without your comfort I must nedys spyll
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “‘A Woman’s Reply to her Lover’ and Four Other New Courtly Love Lyrics in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19.” Medium Ævum 67 (1998): 235-56: 254-5.