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Kneeling alone right thus I make my will
A Compleynt, a testament bequeathing the lover’s heart and will — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: complaints; testaments; lovers, faithful; lovers, death of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 319v-320
First Lines:
Knelyng allon ryght thus I may make my wylle
As your seruaunt in euery maner wyse…
Last Lines:
…I can no more but alle my faythfull tryst
It lythe in yow demene me as ye lyst
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 319v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 158-9.