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Walking alone of wit full desolate
Compleynt — four stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; love, constancy in; fortune, complaint against; Cupid
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 322v-323
First Lines:
Walkyng allone of wyt full desolat
In my sprytes turmentyd to and fro…
Last Lines:
…And syth I ment but treuth os in this case
haue routh on me and take me to thy grace
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 322v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 163-4.