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DIMEV 3709
IMEV 2297
NIMEV 2297
Not long ago purposed I and thought
A lover’s complaint — five stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.ii.13, ff. 112v-113
First Lines:
Not long a goo purposyd I and thought
To breken of pleynly frome lusty luffes daunce…
Last Lines:
…But shortly to say I ame aye þat man
That you wyll serue as suffise and can