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Were there either in this toun
A toast to his mistress — eighteen lines
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 1v
First Lines:
Wer þer ouþer in þis toun
Ale or win…
Last Lines:
…þe man that leset þat he leuet
hym is al so
so sse me lerde
ne no more i n[e] can
but crist ich hire biteche
þat was my lemman
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Fragmente von Unbekannten Spielmansliedern des 14. Jahrhunderts, aus Ms. Rawl. D.913.” Angli 30 (1907): 173-9: 175-6.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 7-8.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 179.
Dronke, Peter. “The Rawlinson Lyrics.” Notes and Queries n.s. 8 [206] (1961): 245-6: 245.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 168-9.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 96.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 38.