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In May when every heart is light
‘The lame[ntacioun] of ladyes for the death of King Edward the iiijth’ — originally five stanzas rhyme royal, but left-hand portion of page torn away leaving fragmentary first stanza only
Title(s): ‘The lame[ntacioun] of ladyes for the death of King Edward the iiijth’
Subjects: Edward IV, death of; laments; chansons d’aventure; May, songs of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 3952, f. 105v
First Lines:
[In Ma]y when euery herte is lyghte
[And f]ayre flourys…
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: 128-9.