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IMEV 3097.6
NIMEV 3097.6
She is gentle and also wise
On the beauty of his mistress — six 3-line stanzas (including refrain, ‘Þat ever I saw’) and burden: ‘My lady is a prety on / A prety prety prety on / My lady is a prety on / As ever I saw’
Subjects: carols, amorous
Versification: — three-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7578, ff. 85-86v
First Lines:
She is gentyll & also wysse
of all other she berith the price…
Last Lines:
…Therfor I dare this boldly say
[I] shall have the best & farest may þat ever I saw
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Weitere Beiträge zur englischen Lyric des 15 und 16 Jahrhunderts.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 107 (1901): 48-61: 57-8.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 83.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 303; 1977, 271.