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Alas mine eye why dost thou bringe
‘Why art thow thus my mortall foe’ — one quatrain
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 102.
Title(s): ‘Why art thow thus my mortall foe’
Subjects: love, unrequited
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), f. 99
Transcription:
Alas myne eye whye doest thou bringe
allwayes my hart in payne and woe
Sythe thowe me rulest in everye thing
whye art thou thus my mortall foe
Editions:
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 453.
Seaton, Ethel. Sir Richard Roos, c. 1410-1482: Lancastrian Poet. London: R. Hart-Davis, 1961: 179.