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The time so long the pain aye more and more
A Compleynt, the healing of the wounded lover—three stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Title(s): A Compleynt
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), f. 324
First Lines:
The tyme so long the payn ay mor and more
That in what wyse It may be long enduryd…
Last Lines:
…Lat me not dye syth I so long haue serued
ffor god yt knowyth I neuer so deserued
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 324)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 165-6.