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IMEV 2599
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O ye princess that pricked has my heart
A love lyric on the unkindness of his mistress — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: lover’s lament
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 432, f. 94v
First Lines:
O ye [pay…id] in my presens þat prechyd hase my hert
with yowr wofull wordys and yowr wamytation…
Last Lines:
…Þis I wyll þat ye wyt wher someuer ye bee
I luffe yow meche bettyr [þan?] ye do mee
Note: Paper flyleaf foxed, ink very faded; P. J. Frankis transcribed this item with the help of UV light in 1953 and his transcription is tucked into the MS. He could not distinguish the third word either.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Late-Fifteenth Century Love Lyric.” Modern Language Notes 69 (1954): 153-60: 553.