The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 791 | TP 918
In the first week of the season of May
’A Lytel Treatyse called the Dysputacyon or Complaynt of the Heart
thorughe perced with the Lokynge of the Eye’ — 103 eight-line stanzas
For French original cf. Le Debat du cueur et de l’oeil, in London, British Library Royal 19 A.III, ff. 29-41v
; and Le Jardin de Plaisance, c
1501; facs. #SATF; and cf. Wright (1841)
Title(s): ’A Lytel Treatyse called the Dysputacyon or Complaynt of the Heart thorughe
perced with the Lokynge of the Eye’
Subjects: debates; love, courts of
1.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 258
, ff. 102-119
[I]n the first weke of the sason of May
Whan the wodes be couered al
…Shal gete than to loue for him I pray
That to al his desires
he may attayne
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott.
“The Eye and the Heart.”
34 (1911): 235-65: 237-65.
A lytell treatyse called the dysputacyon or the complaynte of the herte through perced with the
lokyng of the eye
, de Worde, [1516?]
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall.
Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William
4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.331 (first stanza only).