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Right gentle heart of green flowering age
To his obdurate mistress — 19 rhyme royal stanzas, including a ‘Woo worth’ anaphora
Note: Stanzas extracted from Stephen Hawes’s Pastime of Pleasure (6391); see Jansen and Jordan (1991), 302.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 21v-24
First Lines:
Ryght gentyll harte of greane flouryng age
the sterre of bewtye and of famouse porte…
Last Lines:
…woo worthe hur þat hathe me fetterd faste
and woo worthe loue þat I doo spende In waste
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 338-41.
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: 131-6.