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There is no mirth under the sky
In praise of his lady — six eight-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Be trew lady for I you truste’
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 168v-169v
First Lines:
Thayr ys no myrth vnder the sky
Harpyng lutyng nor no mery dance…
Last Lines:
…When I think apon your love so fre
By trew lady for I you truste
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 136-8.