SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 6297
IMEV 3941.5
NIMEV 3941.5
When every woe hath ease
The changes of fortune: on the impossibility of relief in love — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.ii.13, f. 2
Transcription:
Whan euery woo hathe easse
And euery wyshe his wyll
And all on man please
And the valley to Clym þe hyll
Suche chaunge of diuers sorte
maye tourne my payn to sporte
2.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.ii.13, f. 2
Transcription:
Whan euery woo hathe ease
and euery wyshe his wyll
Whan on thinge all men please
And euery springe hys ffylle
Whan valley clyme the hyll
than shall my thoughtfull harte
be eased of his Smarte
Note: Variant, on same folio, of 6297-1.
3.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.ii.13, f. 115
Transcription:
Whan euery woo hathe ease
And euery wysshe hys wyll
whan one thyng all men please
And euery spryng hys fyll
whan vallyes clyme the hyll
then shall my thoughtfull hart
be easyd of hys smart
Note: A third variant, in the same hand.