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Mine hearts joy and all mine whole pleasaunce
‘A lettyr’, attributed to the Duke of Suffolk — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: For another text in 8-line stanzas see 3613.
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘A lettyr’
Subjects: letters; patronage, pleas for
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 323v-324
First Lines:
Myn hertys Ioy and all myn hole plesaunce
Whom that I serue and shall do faythfully…
Last Lines:
…Of verey trouth as thou canst wele remembre
At myn vpryst the fyst day of decembre
Attributed Title: Lettyr (f. 323v)
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: 165.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 189-90.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 142.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 401.