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Mistress Anne
Mistress, be faithful!, sometimes ascribed to Skelton — five 6-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘I am merie’
Author(s): John Skelton (attrib.)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.17 (597), f. i
First Lines:
Masteres anne
I ame youre man
as you may well espie
if you will be…
Last Lines:
…at my behast
I am merie
Note: Added to blank front flyleaf, unnumbered, recto, by a sixteenth-century hand.
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Romans of Partenay or of Lusignen. EETS o.s. 20 (1866); repr. 1987: ii-iii.
Brie, Friedrich W. D. “Skelton-studien.” Englische Studien 37 (1907): 1-86: 29-30.
Lloyd, L. J. “A Note on Skelton.” Review of English Studies 5 (1929): 302-6: 304.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 36; 1948,1959, 27.