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Now must I need part out of your presence
A Compleynt, possibly by the Duke of Suffolk — four stanzas rhyme royal including one-stanza envoy
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Subjects: envoys; lovers, absence/separation of; lover’s lament; complaints
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), f. 322
First Lines:
Now must I nede part out of your presence
Whiche causeth me to lyue in gret dystresse…
Last Lines:
…I wyl be truly hers in euery place
Besechyng her accept me to her grace
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 322)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 162-3.