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IMEV 2588.5
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O ye all that been or have been in disease
A plea to lovers for sympathy — five stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lover’s plea
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 3v
First Lines:
[O] Ye all that ben or haue byn in dyssease
Helpe me to wepe or to compleyne
ffor mysylf sorow haboundeth doutlesse
That hyt to wryte hit passeth my power certayn…
Last Lines:
…Whyche tweyne dayly done her laboure
Euery trew louer to fle and to deuoure
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. “Five Unpublished Secular Love Poems from MS. Trinity College Cambridge 599.” Anglia 72 (1954): 400-18: 404-5.