The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
Formerly included in 928.5
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; lover’s complaints; love, constancy in; lovers, addresses to beloved; love, unrequited
eight-line, seven-line —
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, f. 8v
In July when Phebus her beames doth splay
And with hys calidous
refleccion all frutes comfort…
…Y-wys your grace and I offende
Without your comfort I must
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
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.”
67 (1998): 235-56: 254-5.