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Alas a thousand sithe alas
Humfrey Newton, A lover’s lament — seven 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 89.
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 94va-94vc
First Lines:
Alas a thousand sith alas
for one that is os ble so briȝt…
Last Lines:
…I talid you how longe I wold abid
ye said alas how shall I do so longe
Note: Imperfect in the middle, about seven stanzas legible.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 272-4.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 159-61.