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DIMEV 4940
IMEV 3167.3
NIMEV 3167.3
So long I have lady
The devoted but unrequited lover, in a Latin sermon — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Note: Cf. 6155.
Subjects: love, unrequited; sermons, verse in
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 3823, f. 182v
2.Source: Durham, Durham Cathedral Library B.I.18, f. 56v
Transcription:
So lange ik aue lefman stonden at þe yathe
þat my fote is hi-frosen fast to þe stake
Note: In the sermon by Thomas Aquinas, Summa de VII viciis.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 69.
3.Source: Berlin, Staatsbibl. Berlin Theol. lat. fol 249, f. 131
Transcription:
So longe ic haue lauedi
yhoued at þi gate
þat mi fot is ifrore lauedi
for þi luue faste to þe stake
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Lyrics: Handlist of New Texts.” Anglia 83 (1965): 35-47: 47.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter. Middle English Literature. Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon, 1986; ed. and completed by Douglas Gray : 365.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 550.