SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4017
IMEV 2532.5
NIMEV TM 1221
O my sweet lady and excellent goddess
Praise of his mistress — twenty-five stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Actually an extract from Hawes’ Pastime of Pleasure (6391), see Jansen and Jordan (1991), 301; the last stanza also occurs separately as 3743.
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): Pastime of Pleasure
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 18-21v
First Lines:
O my swet lady and exelente gooddas
o the bryght sterre hauyng the Suffereynte…
Last Lines:
…and to pardon me of my Rude wryttyng
for with woofull hart was my Indytyng
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 333-8.
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: 124-31.