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Of my lady well me rejoice I may
Thomas Hoccleve, Humourous Praise of his Lady — a roundel, twenty-four lines
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Humourous Praise of his Lady
Subjects: lovers, praise of beloved; roundels
Versification: — roundel



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 744 [olim Ashburnham 133; olim Gollancz], f. 52v
First Lines:
Of my lady wel me reioise I may
hir golden forheed is ful narw & smal…
Last Lines:
…Hir comly body shape as a foot bal
And shee syngith ful lyk a papenJay
Note: Preceded by 6204 and 2034; followed by 406.
Attributed Title: Cest tout (f. 52); Cy ensuent trois chaunceons lune conpleynante a la dame monoie et lautre La response dele a cellui qui se conpleynt & la tierce la commendacion de ma dame (f. 51v)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Gollanz, Israel, ed. “Three Chansons of Hoccleve.” The Academy 41 (1892): 542: 1.542.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 1.xxxviii.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 2. EETS e.s. 73 (1925); repr. with 61, 1970: 37-8.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 68.
Bennett, Henry Stanley. England from Chaucer to Caxton. London: Methuen, 1928: 32.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Two Satirical Love Epistles.” Modern Language Review 37 (1942): 415-21: 419.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 223.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 165.