The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
In May when thy heart is light
Advice urging men to pray to God instead of their lovers in May — three
For secular poems having similar first line, see 2539
Subjects: prayers; complaints, lovers’; May, songs of
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 139 [olim Phillipps 9412]
, f. 12vb
In may qhen that thy hert ys lyȝt
Euer make thy praer to god
And then heuen for the shall be byȝt
Note: Added to mostly blank column by a hand of the sixteenth century,
signed(?) John Wyldon.
“The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A
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Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America
74 (1980): 235-58: 247.
Dutschke, C. W.
Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington
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