The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 1368
Now good sweet heart and mine own good mistress
To his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal
Actually an extract from Hawes’ Pastime of Pleasure
), lines 2542-8 occurring separately; for a longer
extract which includes this same stanza see 4017
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Pastime of Pleasure
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3)
, f. 246v
Now good swet hart & my nane god mestrys
I dere recumend me to
…And to pardon me off my blynd wrytyng
ffor with wofull harte
was myn endytyng
Preceded by fragment of another song, ‘O penful harte that lyes in
travvail….’ (see 4023
) to indicate which tune to use.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries.
2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955.