The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
A dear God have I deserved this / This dear destiny to dread
To his mistress — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘That ons was
leffe lette neuer be lothe’
The refrain appears as a proverb in Rylands Lat. 394, f. 3v
(at p. 94)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; complaints, lovers’
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10
, f. 130v
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries.
2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 133-35.
“MS. Porkington 10. Description with Extracts.”
54 (1953): 33-67: 53-55.