The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
Formerly part of 928.5
Subjects: lovers absence/separation of
eight-line, seven-line —
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, f. 7
Of floures fayre the fayrest flour in fayth
Ys she to whom I serve
and ever shall…
…And of her syng thys song where ever I go
Ma beele amour ma
joy ever espiraunce
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
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.”
67 (1998): 235-56: 249-50.