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O love most dear O love most near my heart
The Pains of Love, a love epistle — twenty-four stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; complaints, lovers’; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], f. 24v
First Lines:
O loue most dere o loue most nere my harte…
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 243-6.