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DIMEV 4192
Of my lady Margery at her good I will gin
Fragment of a song(?) about lady Margery — four lines rhyming aaab plus burden: ‘With fyd & fy with fy’
Subjects: songs; women, praise of; women, satire directed against
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Huntington Library Poem added in sixteenth-century hand to Huntington copy of Borough, John, Pupilla oculi: o[mn]ibus presbyteris precipue Anglicanis summe necessaria: / per sapientissimu[m] diuini cultus moderatore[m] Iohannem de burgo quonda[m] alme vniuersitatis Cantabrigien. cancellariu[m]: et sacre pagine professore[m] necno[n] ecclesie de Colingam rectore[m]: co[m]pilata anno a natali dominico. M.ccclxxxv. (In qua tractat[ur] de septe[m] sacramentorum administratione. De dece[m] preceptis decalogi [et] reliquis ecclesiasticorum officiis que oportet sacerdote[m] rite institutu[m] non ignorare) ia[m]primum accuratissime castigata, atq[ue] tersissime in luce[m] edita. Impensis honestissum ac fidelissimi marcatoris Vvilhelmi [sic] bretton. Augustinus Aggeus ad clerum…, [London: printed by Wolfgang Hopyl, Paris] Impensis honestissimi ac fidelissimi marcatoris Wilhelmi bretton. Venu[m]datur London[ie]. apud bibliopolas in cimiterio sancti Pauli: sub intersignio sa[n]ctissime ac indiuidue trinitatis [by H. Jacobi, 24 June 1510] , sig. S.10
Transcription:
Off my lady margery at hur ged I wyl be gyn
To rybe hyr beute bothe cheke & chyn
To ly on þat lade ytt were grett syn
She hathe ii trusses on hyr hed lyke ii mareteyles
Note: Written twice on same page by a hand of first half of the sixteenth century.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 257.