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When that birds be brought to rest
A Dialogue between a lover and a lass — eight cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: dialogues, lovers’; erotic verse; birds
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 60-60v
First Lines:
when that byrdes be brought to rest
wythe Ioy and myrth a greate honour…
Last Lines:
…and yn a place of priuyte
your bryde shall hoppe yn my cage
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Under the Greenwood-Tree.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 87 (1891): 433-5: 433.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 380-1.
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: 226-8.