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IMEV 3461.8
NIMEV 3461.8
The sight which first my heart did strain
A lover’s devotion — one 7-line stanza
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line — abababa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 4, f. iv
First Lines:
The sight which ferst my hart dyd strayne
When þat your servaunt I becam…
Last Lines:
…by iust Iugement my silfe I damn
to have dysdayn to have dysdayne
Note: Text written three times, each with staves of notation for a different part.