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IMEV 2478
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O lady I shall me dress with busy cure
A love lyric — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Subjects: love lyrics; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), ff. 231; 230
First Lines:
O lady I schall me dres with besy cure
With hert and mynd for to do [ ]ol sarvant…
Last Lines:
…[ ] my hart so neir
haf pete of me cative bond & thrall
Note: Damaged by damp with some loss of text.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 197-8.