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Most clear of color and root of steadfastness
The goodness of his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 26v
First Lines:
Most clere of colour and rote of stedfastness␎
Note: With music in three voices credited to Robard Fayrfax.
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: 12.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 56.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 359-60.