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DIMEV 5895
IMEV 3707.3
NIMEV TM 1714
Though ye my love were near a lady fair
Farewell to a false love — three quatrains with a four-line burden: ‘Lost ys my love farewell adewe…’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), f. 99
First Lines:
Though ye my love were were (sic) a ladye fayr
passing all other in bewtye to ensure…
Last Lines:
…except I knowe a better assurance
nay my Love nay farewell adewe
Note: At the end: ‘finis’.
Editions:
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 453.