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DIMEV 2670
IMEV 1593
NIMEV 1593
In women is rest peace and patience
On Women, two views depending on the punctuation adopted — one 8-line stanza
Note: Cf. 406; may possibly be the second stanza of 3804.
Subjects: women, against
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.2.6, f. 58ra
First Lines:
In women is rest peas and pacience
No season for soth outht of charite…
Last Lines:
…In theym may ye neuer fynd y gesse Cruelte
Suche condicions they haue more & lesse
Note: Preceded by 3804.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Punctuation Poems—A Further Note.” Review of English Studies 15 (1939): 206-7: 206.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 102.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 162.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal RM 24.d.2, f. 99v