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NIMEV 2179
Mine heart is set upon a lusty pin
A love-poem with involved sestina-like stanza-linking ascribed to Queen Elizabeth — six stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Queen Elizabeth of York
Subjects: love lyrics; women, as speakers/narrators; women, authors
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 155v-156
First Lines:
Myne hert is set vppon A lusty pynne
I praye to venus of good continuance…
Last Lines:
…Whiche is ful famous & borne of nobil kyn
This ioy and I I trust shal neuer twyn
Attributed Author: ffinis quod Quene Elizabeth (last 3 words added after scribe by another sixteenth-century hand, f. 156)
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 17.
Cords, Rose. “Fünf mittelenglische Gedichte aus den Handschrifts Rawlinson Poetry 36 und Rawlinson C.86.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 135 (1916): 292-302: 302.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 275-7.