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In wilderness / There found I Bess
A betrayed maiden, with a chanson d’aventure opening — eight 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: chansons d’aventure; romances
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3002, f. 2v
Transcription:
In wildernys
þer found I bes
Secret A lone
In grete distres
Remediles
Makyng here mone
Note: 1 stanza only.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, f. 141
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 283.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 346.