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DIMEV 3618.5
IMEV 2250.3
NIMEV TM 1050
My lady hath forsaken me
The forsaken lover — six cross-rhymed quatrains followed by two couplets
Note: Cf. 3605 (burden).
Subjects: lover’s lament
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), f. 98
First Lines:
My Ladye hathe forsaken me
that longe hathe bene her man
yet she her selfe retayned me
and covenunt first beganne…
Last Lines:
…Thus he that lackethe strengthe
she letteth hym slyp al lengthe
Editions:
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 452 (st. 1 only).