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O woeful heart prisoned in great duress
A Compleynt, possibly by the Duke of Suffolk — three stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Subjects: complaints; lovers, advice to; advice, to lovers
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 320v-321
First Lines:
O wofull hert prisound in gret duresse
Which canst not playn nor opyn thy dysese…
Last Lines:
…And trysteth well that in ryght goodly wysse
She wyll reward the for thy seruysse
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 320v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 160.