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O my lady dear both regard and see
An aureate love letter to his sweet mistress — twenty-four stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Stanzas extracted from Hawes, Pastime of Pleasure (6391) and one stanza (lines 148-54) from Hawes, Comfort of Lovers (5294); see Jansen and Jordan (1991), 300-301.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 14v-18
First Lines:
O my lady dere bothe regarde and See
my harte vppon yow Soo Sore ytt ys sett…
Last Lines:
…cummandyng hym as fast as he myght
To my swete lady to take ytt full ryght
Note: After end, ‘Si troue Soit hony Soit qui mal y pense (f. 18).
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 318-23.
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: 117-24.