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DIMEV 3713
Nothing should grieve me half so sore
Letter of a lover to his absent lady — five 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) plus one 7-line of shorter lines, ababcbc
Note: Stanzas 1-5 formerly part of 928.5; last stanza formerly 3623.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; lover’s complaints; lovers, addresses to beloved; love, constancy in; lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcbc, ababcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 154
First Lines:
Nothyng shuld greue me half so sore
As your displesure my lady gent…
Last Lines:
…Where euer she ryde or go
With trew loue a thousand fold
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “‘A Woman’s Reply to her Lover’ and Four Other New Courtly Love Lyrics in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19.” Medium Ævum 67 (1998): 235-56: 255-6.