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DIMEV 3666
IMEV 2277.8
NIMEV 2277.8
My woeful heart plunged in heaviness
A complaint against his mistress — two stanzas rhyme royal with refrain, ‘Alas vnkyndenesse þus haith my herte slayne’
Note: Following 5713.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 153-153v
First Lines:
My whofull herte plonged yn heuynesse
Complaynyng in Sorow þus greuysly
Stondyng alone now nercyles
All yn discomforte full petusly…
Last Lines:
…yn will and þowte and neuer to repente
Alas your vnkyndenesse þus haith my herte schente
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 638.