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Ne shalt thou never lady twinklen with thine eyen
Love lyric of ten lines, signed ‘Robertus seynte Mary Clericus’
Note: Possibly scraps of three unrelated love songs.
Author(s): Robert St. Mary (clerk)
Subjects: love lyrics



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library Q.50, f. 46rb
Transcription:
Ne saltou neuer leuedi tuynklen wyt þin eyen
hit abbe ydon al myn youth
ofte ofte ant ofte longe yloued ant yerne y beden ful dere it his a bout
Sore go þou stille go þou stillee þat hit abbe in þe boure ydon al myn uyllee
Attributed Author: dixit Robertus seynte Mary Clericus (f. 46)
Editions:
Bad Key: Dickins19350: 44.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 177.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: xl.
Sisam, Celia. “Ne Saltou Neuer, Leuedi.” Notes and Queries n.s. 12 [210] (1965): 245-6: 245.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 551-2.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter. Middle English Literature. Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon, 1986; ed. and completed by Douglas Gray : 128-9.