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O root of truth O princess to my pay
To his virtuous mistress — five lines (abbcc)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; songs
Versification: — five-line — abbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 38v
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 58.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 363.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 116v
Transcription:
O rote of trouthe princes to my paye
Endued with vertue and goodly plesaunce
In whome all vertue ys knytt withouten varyaunce
With welthe and worldly ioy longe to endure
I pray God hertely without mysaventure
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “Some New Texts of Early Tudor Songs.” Notes and Queries n.s. 27 [225] (1980): 293-5: 294.