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DIMEV 3057
IMEV 1864.5
NIMEV 1864.5
Let love to love go kindly and soft
On the nature of love — eight quatrains
Subjects: love, nature of
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), ff. 6-6v
First Lines:
lett lowe to lowe go kynly and sowfte
for lowe with howtt lowe canot be bothe …
Last Lines:
…so mott that be blesset al loverd do pray
[ ] the gret god of lowffe in thr tarnall Iohe
Editions:
Frankis, P. J. “Some Late Middle English Lyrics in the Bodleian Library.” Anglia 73 (1955): 299-305: 300.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 18752, ff. 85; 84v
Note: f. 85 = st. 1-2, 4-5, 7-8; and f. 84v = st. 3, treated as separate poem.
Editions:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. “The Sixteenth Century Lyrics in Add. MS. 18,752.” Anglia 33 (1909): 344-69: 356.