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All nist by the rose rose
The Singer and the Rose — four lines
Subjects: love lyrics; songs, erotic; allegorical poems
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 1v
Transcription:
Al nist be þe rose rose
al nist bi the rose I lay
darf ich noust þe rose stele
ant ȝet [ich] bar þe flour away
Note: Written as prose; ends imperfectly.
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Fragmente von Unbekannten Spielmansliedern des 14. Jahrhunderts, aus Ms. Rawl. D.913.” Angli 30 (1907): 173-9: 176.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 12.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 310.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 476.
Dronke, Peter. “The Rawlinson Lyrics.” Notes and Queries n.s. 8 [206] (1961): 245-6: 246.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 58.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 59.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 82.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 17.