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Weeping haveth my wangs wet
‘The Poet’s Repentance’, expressing repentance for speaking ill of women in song — six 12-line alliterative stanzas (ababababcdcd)
Subjects: songs; women
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 66
First Lines:
Weping haueþ myn wonges wet
For wikked werk ant wone of wyt…
Last Lines:
…Selþe be him sent
In londe of leuedis alle
Note: Written two lines of verse per line of MS.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 30-3.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 51-4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 141-3.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 35-6.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 61-3.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1989: 21-4.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 33.