SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4010
IMEV 2529
NIMEV TM 1215
O my dear heart the lantern of light
To his Mistress, a letter protesting his devotion — five stanzas rhyme royal with 4-line Envoy: ‘Farewell swet harte’
Note: Second stanza extracted from John Lydgate’s Temple of Glass (1403); see Jansen and Jordan (1991), 303.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 46-46v
First Lines:
O my dere harte the lanterne of lyght
whyche hathe my harte hollye In gouernance…
Last Lines:
…To my sweteharte whome I loue best
whome I pray god gyffe hur and me good reste
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 358-9.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 188-90.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS]