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DIMEV 3584
IMEV 2231.3
NIMEV C16
My colors been both bright and sheen
Words of the bird of paradise accompanying an illustration of same — two couplets
Title(s): ‘ffor I am a brid of paradise’
Subjects: illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 95v
Transcription:
Mi coloures byn both briȝt & shene
& me desires bothe kynge & qwene
lordȝ & ladies of gret enprisese
ffor I am a brid od paradise
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “Humphrey Newton and Bodleian Library, MS Lat. Misc. C.66.” Medium Ævum 69 (2000): 279-91: 279.