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DIMEV 3949
IMEV 2475
NIMEV TM 1171
O kindly creature of beauty peerless
A song to his mistress — one monorhyming quatrain
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; love lyrics
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 191, Part IV (SC 6668), f. 191v
First Lines:
O kendly creature of beute perlez …
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.67.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 149.