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DIMEV 6218
IMEV 3902.5
NIMEV 3902.5
Wellaway why did I so
The lament of the fallen virgin — one couplet
Subjects: laments; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 220, f. 220vb
Transcription:
vaylaway whi ded y so
now ich am in alle wa
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Mynors, Roger Aubrey Baskerville, ed. Catalogue of Manuscripts in Balliol College Library. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 216.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Lyrics: Handlist of New Texts.” Anglia 83 (1965): 35-47: 47.