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Wellaway what me is wo
The lament of a deceased person — two quatrains (abab)
Subjects: laments; friends, false; executors
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2316, f. 2
First Lines:
Weilawey what me is wo
now rote ilc in molde…
Last Lines:
…He drawen to hem and fro me don
þat i spenden ne woelde
Editions:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 316.
Hargreaves, Henry. “Middle English Lyrics in an Aberdeen University Library Manuscripts.” Aberdeen University Review 43 (1969): 146-56: 150.
2.Source: Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library 154, f. 155v
Transcription:
Waylaway nu his me vo nou rot y richt hunder molde
Mi frendes loue is al ago for det ne hauet no holde
Heo bet mine meste fon þat me louie ssolde
He drahet hem to an doþ me fro þat ic [sp]ende nolde
Note: Written as 4 lines.
Facsimiles:
Hargreaves, Henry. “Middle English Lyrics in an Aberdeen University Library Manuscripts.” Aberdeen University Review 43 (1969): 146-56: facing 150.
Editions:
Hargreaves, Henry. “Middle English Lyrics in an Aberdeen University Library Manuscripts.” Aberdeen University Review 43 (1969): 146-56: 150.