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DIMEV 4166
Of flowers fair the fairest flour in faith
Lover’s praises of his beloved, introducing the song, ‘Ma beele amour’ at end — one stanza of eight lines (ababbcbc) and one of seven (ababbcb)
Note: Formerly part of 928.5.
Subjects: lovers absence/separation of
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcbc, ababbcb
Macaronic: French



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 7
First Lines:
Of floures fayre the fayrest flour in fayth
Ys she to whom I serve and ever shall…
Last Lines:
…And of her syng thys song where ever I go
Ma beele amour ma joy ever espiraunce
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Mooney, Linne R. “‘A Woman’s Reply to her Lover’ and Four Other New Courtly Love Lyrics in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19.” Medium Ævum 67 (1998): 235-56: 249-50.