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Lief listeneth to me
The Ten Wives Tales — twenty 6-line stanzas
Title(s): The Ten Wives Tales
Subjects: husbands, inadequacies in lovemaking; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, ff. 56v-59v
First Lines:
Leve lystynes to me
Two wordes or three…
Last Lines:
…Sertis and hit schuld be boghte
He is not worth a nay
AMEN
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Jyl of Breyntford’s Testament and Other Poems. London, 1871; privately circulated: 29-33.