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Now ye will of love hear
The Parliament of Love — 87 lines in couplets, prefaced by a couplet heading, with a single stanza rhyme royal at lines 25-31, and concluding with an Envoy of three stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): The Parliament of Love
Subjects: love, courts of; envoys
Versification: — two-line, seven-line — aa, ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 51-53
First Lines:
Now ȝee that wull of loue lere
I counsell yow þat ȝe cum nere…
Last Lines:
…ffor sche þat is the floure of womanhede
At her oown leyser schalt the syng and rede
Note: Couplet heading is ‘What so euyr I syng or sey / My wyll is good too preyse here well’ (f. 51)
Attributed Title: What so euyr I syng or sey / My wyll is good too preyse here well (f. 51)
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 48-51; rev. ed. 76-79.
Neilson, William Allan. The Origins and Sources of the Court of Love. Boston: Ginn, 1899: 158 (envoy only).
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 2.124.