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DIMEV 2543
NIMEV 1507.77
In May when thy heart is light
Advice urging men to pray to God instead of their lovers in May — three monorhyming lines
Note: For secular poems having similar first line, see 2539 and 2540.
Subjects: prayers; complaints, lovers’; May, songs of
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 139 [olim Phillipps 9412], f. 12vb
Transcription:
In may qhen that thy hert ys lyȝt
Euer make thy praer to god almyȝt
And then heuen for the shall be byȝt
Note: Added to mostly blank column by a hand of the sixteenth century, signed(?) John Wyldon.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 247.
Dutschke, C. W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. 2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.185.