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Thus I complain my grievous heavyness
The indifferent lover — a duet, one six-line stanza
Subjects: lovers, address to beloved
Versification: — six-line — ababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 191, Part IV (SC 6668), f. 193v-194
First Lines:
Thus y compleyn my grevous hevynesse
to you þat knoweth þe trewth of myne entent…
Last Lines:
…ye may my peyn relese
do as ye list I hold me content
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.70-1.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 149.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 49.