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The gentle poets under cloudy figures
Stephen Hawes, The Comfort of Lovers, a debate between Amour and Pucelle — 126 stanzas rhyme royal (including Prohemye and Envoy)
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): The Comfort of Lovers
Subjects: debates
Versification: — envoys, prologues — seven-line
Macaronic: ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 12942.5. Hawes, Stephen, The co[m]forte of louers The comforte of louers made and compyled / by Steuen Hawes somtyme grome of the honourable chambre of our late souerayne lorde kynge Henry ye seuenth (whose soule god pardon). ; In the seconde yere of the reygne of our most naturall souerayne lorder ky[n]ge Henry the eyght…, [London?]: Enprynted by me Wynkyn de Worde , sigs. A.1v-C.6
First Lines:
The gentyll poetes vnder cloudy fygures
Do touche a trouth and cloke it subtylly…
Last Lines:
…From daye to daye theyr pastyme to attende
Rather to dye tho[u] tha[n] wolde them offende
Editions:
Gluck, Florence, and Alice B. Morga. The Minor Poems of Stephen Hawes. EETS o.s. 271 (1974): 93-122.