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IMEV 159
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Alas what planet was I born under
The Vicissitudes of Love — three stanzas rhyme royal.
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 138v
First Lines:
Alas what planet was y born vndir
My hert ys set thus veray feythfully
Thow y be heuy hyt ys no wondir
That in your grace y stand not perfetely…
Last Lines:
…Ther ys in me for wo no certaynte
ffor lacke of grace thes parties shal yflee
Attributed Title: Dytyn (‘Crocit Dytyn’, f. 138v)
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 635-6.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 32.