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IMEV 312
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And therefore ye lordings that lovedays will hold
An admonition to officers of justice at lovedays — 196 lines in quatrains and couplets, with a few passages in Latin
Note: Including a variant of 5722.
Subjects: lovedays; advice, to magistrates
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 300v-302v
First Lines:
And þer for ȝe lordingis þat louedays wile holde
Loke ȝe here boþe partyes & who haþ right or wrong…
Last Lines:
…and alle oþere þat don a mys
God graunt hem grace of amendeme[nt]
Attributed Title: O Iudex vi ferinda hanc seruabis artem. Acutiuali meridional audi alteram partem (f. 300v)
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Middle English Poem on Love-days.” Modern Language Review 47 (1952): 374-5: 374 (lines 1-24 only).