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Mine heart is set and all mine whole intent
‘How þe louer is sett to serve þe floure’, including a reproof to Lydgate — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘How þe louer is sett to serve þe floure’
Subjects: lovers; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 325v-327
First Lines:
Myn hert ys set and all myn hole entent
To serue this flour in my most humble wyse…
Last Lines:
…ffor alle that euer thou hast sayde byfore
Haue mynde of this for now I wryte no more
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 168-71.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “A Reproof to Lydgate.” Modern Language Notes 26 (1911): 74-6: 75-6.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 200-1.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 186-9.