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Please it your grace dear heart to give audience
‘Helpe me of my payne’ — four stanzas rhyme royal; first stanza based on Stephen Hawes’s Pastime of Pleasure, lines 2052-8
Title(s): ‘Helpe me of my payne’
Subjects: narratives; visions
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], f. 1
First Lines:
please ytt your grace dere harte to gyffe audyence
vnto my woofull and petyouse compleynt…
Last Lines:
…o my swete harte thys doo I compleyne
Ther ys no moo but yow may helpe me of my peyne
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 312.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 85-6.