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DIMEV 4828
IMEV 3098.5
NIMEV 3098.5
She that I love aldermost and lovest to beguile
Verse on his mistress being ever in his thoughts — one 6-line stanza including an ‘Y and O’ refrain
Note: Cf. 5386.
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 503 [olim Cope], f. 129v
Transcription:
Sche þat y loue alle þer moost & loþist to be gile
sche dwelliþ out in a wildirnes so fer out in a myle
& it was bi twix us to but an hundir myle
sche myȝt not be out of my rouȝt a pater noster while
wiþ a ny & a no crist y hir biteche
& y lay louesik in my bed y bed non oþer leche
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. “A Middle English Love Poem and the ‘O-and-I’ Refrain Phrase.” Medium Ævum 30 (1961): 170-5: 170-5.