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This ender day I met a clerk
Complaint of a betrayed maiden — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: A dere god qwat I am fayn / For I am madyn now gane
Subjects: carols, amorous; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), ff. 2v-3
First Lines:
Þis euery day I mete a clerke
And he was wylly in hys werke…
Last Lines:
…Now wyll I not lete for no iage
With no clerk for to pley
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 71.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 308; 1977, 277.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 18-19.
Stemmler, Theo. Medieval English Love-Lyrics. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1970: 87.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 82.
Plummer, John F. “The Woman’s Song in Middle English and its European Backgrounds.” In Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman’s Song. Studies in Medieval Culture. John F. Plummer, ed. XV. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1981: 135-54: 143.