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DIMEV 4062
IMEV 2560.5
NIMEV TM 1240
O sweet heart dear and most best beloved
A love letter — eight eight-line stanzas ababcdcd including refrain, ‘your bewtye maketh my harte to blede’, plus 1 x 4, aabb, envoy
Subjects: envoys; love letters
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababcdcd, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 55-56
First Lines:
O swete hart dere and most best belouyd
hartely to yow I me recommende…
Last Lines:
…Then passe forthe letter thorowȝ þis prese
and save þi mastur shameles
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 372-4.
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: 213-16.