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Lady of pity for thy sorrows that thou haddest
An epistle to his mistress, signed ‘Chaucer’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Actually st. 3, 4, 5, 10 = st. 3, 7, 11, 15 of 5990.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer (attrib.)
Subjects: love letters
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 160va-160vb
First Lines:
Lady of pity for þysorowes þat þu haddest
ffor Ihesu þy son in tyme of hys passioun…
Last Lines:
…Manly as Sampson my person to auaunce
Yet wold I submyt me in your remembraunce
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Love Epistle by ‘Chaucer,’” Modern Language Review 49 (1954): 289-92: 290-2.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 14-16.
Wilson, Kenneth George. “Five Unpublished Secular Love Poems from MS. Trinity College Cambridge 599.” Anglia 72 (1954): 400-18: 415-18.