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Now fresh flower to me that is so bright
A poem addressed to his heartless mistress — thirteen quatrains (abab)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; complaints, lovers’
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 157-157v
First Lines:
[N]ow fresshe floure to me that ys so bryght
Of your louely womanhode I pray yow of grace…
Last Lines:
…ffor youre loue my deth ys dyght
My soule to god standeth in despeyre
Note: After concluding quatrain, ‘Lothe to offende’ in scribe’s hand, f. 157v.
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 139-41.