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DIMEV 506
IMEV 298
NIMEV 298
Alas to whom shall I complain
A lover’s complaint — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: See also 300, 301.
Subjects: complaints; lover’s lament
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College VI.18.2 [copy of The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, Caxton, 1477 ] , f. 77
First Lines:
Alass to chom schall I complane
of this grett payn þat I In dure
ffor dred of danger and dyssdan…
Last Lines:
…be schesch yov to gav me In Rememerauns
And I schall pray to þe hevyn kyng to hav yov in his governauns