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DIMEV 344
IMEV 190.5
NIMEV 190.5
All lust and liking I begin to leave
A lover’s plea — one quatrain and three 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘pyte comfort your daungernesse’
Subjects: lover’s plea
Versification: — four-line, eight-line — abab, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 3v-4
First Lines:
[A]ll lust and lykyng I begyn to lede leue
Allas y lost ys all my wordly blysse
Now all myrthes wyll fro me meue
But pyte comfort your daungernes…
Last Lines:
…Socoure your seruaunt that suyth yow ay
And lete pyte comfort your daungernesse
Note: Written as two 7-line stanzas, one six-line stanza, and one 8-line stanza.
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. “Five Unpublished Secular Love Poems from MS. Trinity College Cambridge 599.” Anglia 72 (1954): 400-18: 405-6.