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Right best beloved and most in assurance
The Faithful Mistress — nine stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; lovers, faithful; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 71-72v
First Lines:
Right best beloved and most In assurance
of my trewe harte I me recommende…
Last Lines:
…vnto the presence off venus that goddas eternall
whoo off hur goodnes grante Ioye to trewe louers all
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 395-6.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 265-8.
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: 252-4.