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DIMEV 3026
NIMEV 1837.55
Lady of love ye will me lese
An address to his lady — two quatrains (abab)
Subjects: love lyrics; lovers, address to beloved
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.5, f. 162va
First Lines:
Lady of love ye will me lese
Ie lay alway on me your launce…
Last Lines:
…But ever hath loved yow without varying
If ye to false evell may ye spede
Note: Added to originally blank flyleaf at back.
2.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.5, f. 162va
First Lines:
Lady of love ye wyll me lese
Ie lay alway on me yur launce…
Last Lines:
…But aver hath loved lovede yow without varying
If ye safe evll may ye spede
Note: Second occurrence, written below first. 6th line of this version crossed out when writing and a different substitute written on next line.