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DIMEV 2577
NIMEV 1528.77
In sighing sore I sit unsought
A alliterative complaint ballad containing a cryptogram — five 11-line stanzas
Subjects: cryptograms; complaints
Versification: — eleven-line — ababababcdc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.375 (SC 15542), pp. 216; 218
First Lines:
In syfhyng sar I sit vnsauth
& oft mon murnyng myye…
Last Lines:
…yore may no wit ye wile fro wo
qwore euir on ground yow ga
Editions:
Laing, Margaret, and Angus McIntosh. “Bodleian Library, Rawlinson MS D. 375: An Historical Puzzle.” Notes and Queries n.s. 29 [227] (1982): 484-7: 485-6.