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IMEV 3163.5
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So great unkindness without deserving
‘A falce surmysing’ — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: fortune; complaints, lovers’; lovers’ lament; lovers, hopes of; songs; love, unrequited
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22924. XX Songes, Impryntyd in London at the signe of the Black Mores, 1530 , item 7
First Lines:
So gret vnkyndnes wythoute deseruyng
was neuer shewyd to man erthly…
Last Lines:
…whych I trust verely wythout deseruyng
wyll not refuse me for a falce surmysyng
Editions:
Imelmann, Rudolf. “Zur Kenntnis der vor-Shakespeare’schen Lyrik: I. Wynkyn de Wordes ‘Song Book,’ 1530; II. John Dayes Sammlung der Lieder Thomas Whythornes, 1571.” Jahrbuch der deutschen Shakespeare-Gesselschaft 39 (1903): 121-78: 129.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 591-2.