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To live alone comfort is none
Expressing the words of the devoted lover — five 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: lovers, faithful; lover’s plea
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 10
First Lines:
To leve alone comfort ys none
but mornyng more & more
my awne tru hart hath made me smart
whyche greuyth me passyng sore…
Last Lines:
…One & no mo
why say ye so
othus[?] ys the sk[torn]
few yerys agoo
I promysyd soo
for to be true
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. Musica Antiqua: a Selection of Music …. London: Preston, 1812: 1.30.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 263-4.
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: xvii, 4-5.