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IMEV 2267.5
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My right good lord most gentle knight
A letter to an absent lord, possibly written as if from his devoted mistress, written by John Paston III — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: women as speakers/narrators; love letters; lovers absence/separation of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 43491, ff. 27-27v
First Lines:
My ryght good lord most knyghtly gentyll knyght
On to your grace in my most humbyll wyse…
Last Lines:
…ffor all gode cher on euyn & on morow
Whyche then was mad now tornyth me to sorowe
Note: Robbins and Cutler (1965) lists ‘Gairdner, III.302-3’ for orig. ed.
Editions:
Fenn, John. Original Letters Written during the Reigns of Henry VI…. London: Robinson, 1787 (The Paston Letters): 2.304.
Gairdner, James, ed. The Paston Letters. 6 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1904; repr. Alan Sutton, 1986: 6.67-9.
Davis, Norman, ed. The Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1971, 1976: 1.571-2.