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Thoughts free that liketh me
A love lyric — twelve cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 157, ff. 89v-90
First Lines:
Thoythis fre þat lykes me
qwar I go styll as any stone
I may thynk qwat euer I well
& as leff at nay leffand mane…
Last Lines:
…with þam at I luff best of qu[ ]
thyng ye man [ ]ne of heyr in[ ] ys dwellynge
Note: Bottoms of both leaves damaged, with loss of text.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Late-Fifteenth Century Love Lyric.” Modern Language Notes 69 (1954): 153-60: 155-7.