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As I me sat myself alone / In my heart making my moan
A Complaint against the baseness of false friends — eight quatrains (abab) with refrain, ‘qwat sal I do / þat I most trayste / it is all waste / sor may me rew’
Subjects: complaints; friends, false
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1624, f. 1
First Lines:
als I me sat my self allon
in my hart makand my mon…
Last Lines:
…god wot I was neuer ȝit vn kynde
of no thyng þat þai hafter me ȝit
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 86-7.