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Sith of a womans breasts I was fostered
Thomas Hoccleve, verses on enjoying what Nature gives — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: Nature
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 56
Transcription:
Synce of a womans breestes I was fostered
Dame Nature sayth I sholde them Love
Why shold any man there wyth by offended
In generally it is gevin from hym above
Note: Ends, ‘Quod Carter’.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 184.