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DIMEV 5886
IMEV 3706.8
NIMEV TM 1709
Though that she cannot redress
Verses to a mistress — six quatrains
Note: For related poem, cf. 5889.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 3v
First Lines:
[T]hough that she can not Redresse
nor helpe me off my s[blot]te yet
sure hyt comyth of gentylnesse
that pytyeth A mornynge hert…
Last Lines:
…Woo worth fortune my fortall foo
that art soo Rude to me
To turne my Ioy in care & woo
that my comfort sholde be
Editions:
Pearce, Charles William. A Collection of Songs and Madrigals by English Composers of the close of the 15th Century. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society. London: Quaritch, 1891: xviii.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 259.