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What time as Paris son of King Priam
A description of the qualities of Venus, a dialogue — thirty-nine stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Some stanzas extracted from Stephen Hawes’s Pastime of Pleasure (6391); see Jansen and Jordan (1991), 302.
Subjects: dialogues; Venus
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 64-69v
First Lines:
Whatt tyme as parys Son of king priame
lay Sleping in a garden with shadoes vnbrat…
Last Lines:
…trusting to obtayne þat þat I desyre
whyche ys aboffe all thyng your only fauour
Attributed Title: A lettre of love in the prease of þe bewtye of his love with þe discription of hur qualites (f. 64)
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 385-93.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 236-47.