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Whilom I present was with my sovereign
The Complaint of one banished — eight 8-line stanzas (aabbcddc) and burden: ‘For pencynesse & gret distresse / I am full woo / Destitute frome al refute / Alone I goo’
Subjects: carols, of complaint; complaints
Versification: — eight-line — aabbcddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 14-15v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 5-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 8-9; 1977, 267-8.