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My heart is so plunged in grief
Complaint against Fortune, or dirge for loss of one’s lady? — one 8-line stanza (with music)
Subjects: Fortune, complaint against; commemorative verse, lovers’; lovers, death of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 158, f. 92
First Lines:
My hert ys so plungyt yn greffe
ther may no bran my balyes no byne
tyll y onys may sse my leffe
it wyll not com owt off my mynd…
Last Lines:
…ffor y may nat my lady ffynd
y wot y dye for greffe and wo
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 151.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 124.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 138-9.