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IMEV 4059
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Where I have chosen steadfast will I be
To his mistress — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Possibly 6813 serves as an Envoy.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 20v
First Lines:
Where y haue chosyn stedefast woll y be
Newyeer to repente in wyll thowth ne dede
yow to sarue watt ȝe commaund me
neuer hyt withdrawe for no maner drede…
Last Lines:
…By promes made with feythful assuraunce
Euer yow to sarue withowtyn varyaunce
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 632.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 34.