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DIMEV 2693
IMEV 1620.5
NIMEV TM 823
Is it not sure a deadly pain
The anguish of separated lovers — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Formerly 1620.5.
Subjects: lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Public Record Office SP 1/246, f. 27
Editions:
Hawkins, Sir Thomas. A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. 5 vols. London: T. Payne, 1776: 3.25.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 85.
Saltmarsh, John. “Two Medieval Love-Songs set to Music.” Antiquaries Journal 15 (1935): 3-4: 8.