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Now good sweet heart and mine own good mistress
To his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Actually an extract from Hawes’ Pastime of Pleasure (4004), lines 2542-8 occurring separately; for a longer extract which includes this same stanza see 4017.
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): Pastime of Pleasure
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3), f. 246v
First Lines:
Now good swet hart & my nane god mestrys
I dere recumend me to yowre pety…
Last Lines:
…And to pardon me off my blynd wrytyng
ffor with wofull harte was myn endytyng
Note: Preceded by fragment of another song, ‘O penful harte that lyes in travvail….’ (see 4023) to indicate which tune to use.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955.