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Though love be strong and mickle of might [Þey loue be strong and mikel of mith]
On True Love — four couplets
Subjects: love, nature of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 155v1
Transcription:
þey loue be stro[n]g & mikel of mith
for wele for wo trewloue mat lith
Treuloue is large fre & hende
& loue ȝif alleþing bleþeli to his frende
in wele & wo loue stondit faste
for lif for det trewloue wil laste
fer & freye loue hat on heu
for trewloue is fress & euere neu
Note: Lines 3-4 formerly erroneously treated as separate DIMEV 6070; written as prose, inserted into Latin, with Latin text separating the four couplets.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 253; rev. ed. 262.