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To you mistress which have be long
A scornful letter to a faithless mistress — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Wher many dogges be att a bone’
Subjects: love letters; lovers, unfaithful
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 62-62v
First Lines:
To yow mastres whyche haue be longe
a feynyd louer and now vn trewe…
Last Lines:
…and for your defense take your bokelere
for many dogges be shrewys a bowte on boone
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 382-4.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 230.3.