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DIMEV 4022
IMEV 2535.5
NIMEV 2535.5
O painful heart in pains sight
A disconsolate lover — two cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: lover’s lament
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 6
First Lines:
O painefull hart in peiyns syȝht
[ ] fo to [ ]…
Last Lines:
…[ ] true love in hart hathe slayn
[ ] & yet in londe dotthe in exchu
Note: Ffirst stanza virtually unreadable due to wear and damp.
Attributed Title: O painifull harte (f. 6)
Editions:
Frankis, P. J. “Some Late Middle English Lyrics in the Bodleian Library.” Anglia 73 (1955): 299-305: 299.