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DIMEV 6138
IMEV 3849
NIMEV 3849
Verily / And truly
A balade protesting devotion and fidelity — three 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: ballads; love, constancy in; love lyrics
Versification: — six-line — aabccbddedde



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 154
Transcription:
Veryly
And truely
I Schall nat fayne
Whyle that y leue
I haue you yeue
My hart sertayne
Thus y am sette
Neuer to Lette
ffor well nor woo
You to serue
Tyll that y starue
Where euer ye goo
Contenew schall y
All way trewly
yn your seruyce
There for to dye
nat to farye
I you promyce
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 639.