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DIMEV 267
IMEV 143.5
NIMEV 143.5
Alas dear heart what aileth thee
A lover protests his devotion — four quatrains, each including refrain: ‘Yt were my death to se you dye’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 735 (SC 1504), f. 135
First Lines:
Alas dere hart what ayleth the…
Note: Incorrectly listed as Laud misc. 595 (SC 1502) in Robbins and Cutler (1965).