The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734)
, ff. 14-15v
Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth
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.