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Mine worldly joy upon me rue
Pur ma soueraigne’ — thirty lines with interlocking rimes
Title(s): Pur ma soueraigne
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1212, f. 1v
First Lines:
Myn wordly Ioy vp on me rewe
And mercyles lete me noȝt pace…
Last Lines:
…Wheche may noþer fade nor stayne
fforgete me noȝt to ȝour mercy I me complayne
Attributed Author: lucas(?) (f. 1v, signed ‘lucas’ to right of last line, may be both author and scribe)
Attributed Title: pur ma soueraigne (f. 1v, in top margin by scribe)
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: 51.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 142-3.