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DIMEV 306
IMEV 159.8
NIMEV TM 111
Alas what thing can be more grievous pain
The pangs of absence — six stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 111.
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of; absence, pangs of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 13v-14
First Lines:
Alas what thing can be more grevous payne
vnto the hartes moste desire and wyll…
Last Lines:
…a more truer louer were not possyble to fynde
Then I whyche am yours vnto my lyves ende
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 327-8.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 114-16.