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O Lord God what it is great pleasaunce
A Balade attributed to the Duke of Suffolk — three stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Subjects: prayers
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), f. 318v-319
First Lines:
O lord god what yt is gret plesaunce
ffor me to thynke so goodly and so fayr…
Last Lines:
…I know her not olyue that in thys case
Is bettir worthy ther to haue a place
Attributed Title: Balade (f. 318v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 157.