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Mercy me grant of all that I me complain
His pitiless mistress — sixteen lines based on phrases from The Temple of Glass (1403), followed by lines 736-54, 762-3 from the same poem, adapted to form a personal petition
Note: Compare 4182 and cf. 2679 which incorporates 12 lines.
Subjects: complaints; lover’s lament



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1212, f. 1
First Lines:
Mercy me graunt all þat I me compleyne
t[hr]ow my lifis soueraigne Plesaunz…
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Weitere Beiträge zur englischen Lyric des 15 und 16 Jahrhunderts.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 107 (1901): 48-61: 50.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 141-2.