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DIMEV 3904
IMEV 2439.5
NIMEV TM 1145
O gentle and most gentle Jesu you save
A love letter to his disdainful mistress — two stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], f. 71
First Lines:
O gentyll and most gentyll Ihesu yow Save
ouer all oder ye haue my harte In cure…
Last Lines:
…butt euer ye be with owte regarde or petye
howe þat I am in payne for your sake onlye
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 395.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 251.