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What should me cause or any wise to think
A Compleynt — three stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William de la Pole (attrib.)
Subjects: complaints; falseness; women, warnings to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 322-322v
First Lines:
What shuld me cause or ony wyse to thynk
To haue plesaunce or Ioy in any kynde…
Last Lines:
…But I that am not worthy to be blamyd
Me thynke yt wrong thus for to be dyffamed
Attributed Title: Compleynt (f. 322)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 163.