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My cares comen ever anew
The faithful lover — two quatrains
Subjects: lovers, faithful; songs
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 381 (SC 21956), f. 22
First Lines:
My cares comen ever anew
A dere god no bote ther nys…
Last Lines:
…Y þonkyt god hys grete gras
No wyt ys y may noȝt do
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.58-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 148.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 75.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 48.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 208.