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IMEV 2478.5
NIMEV 2478.5
O Lady mine to whom
An epistle to his mistress, including a Dialogue between the Lover and Dame Nature—32 stanzas rhyme royal plus Envoy of 1 stanza rhyme royal
Note: Envoy; formerly 928.5.
Subjects: dialogues; Nature; envoys; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 4-6v
First Lines:
[o] Lady myne to whom thys boke I sende
I yow beseche with hert humiliate
Thorough instyence yef I ought offende
And may nat please your eares delicate…
Last Lines:
…Of my lyfe or deth I can nomore say
What [her] shall please me must nede obey
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. “Five Unpublished Secular Love Poems from MS. Trinity College Cambridge 599.” Anglia 72 (1954): 400-18: 407-15.
Mooney, Linne R. “Middle English Verse in London, Lincoln’s Inn, MS Hale 90.” Journal of the Early Book Society 2 (1999): 182-3: 249 (envoy only).