The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
O ye princess that pricked has my heart
A love lyric on the unkindness of his mistress — one stanza rhyme
Subjects: lover’s lament
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 432
, f. 94v
O ye [pay…id] in my presens þat prechyd hase my
with yowr wofull wordys and yowr
…Þis I wyll þat ye wyt wher someuer ye bee
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.
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“A Late-Fifteenth Century Love Lyric.”
Modern Language Notes
69 (1954): 153-60: 553.