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DIMEV 6551
IMEV 4094.3
NIMEV TM 1939 | TP 2229
Who is my love
Reflections on the Passion, including prayers — five 12-line stanzas with 3-line burden: ‘And I mankynd / haue not in mynd / my loue that mornyth for me for me’
Note: A religious adaptation of 3636; cf. Gude & Godlie Ballatis, rpr. Laing (1868), 140.
Subjects: Passion, meditations on; Gwynneth, John; songs
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddbeeb



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22924. XX Songes, Impryntyd in London at the signe of the Black Mores, 1530 , item 14
First Lines:
who is my loue
but god Aboue
that born was of Mary…
Last Lines:
…to the me take
and mourn no more for me for me
Note: Signed as by John Gwynneth.
Editions:
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 3.274.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 595.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 127-8.
Imelmann, Rudolf. “Zur Kenntnis der vor-Shakespeare’schen Lyrik: I. Wynkyn de Wordes ‘Song Book,’ 1530; II. John Dayes Sammlung der Lieder Thomas Whythornes, 1571.” Jahrbuch der deutschen Shakespeare-Gesselschaft 39 (1903): 121-78: 133-4.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 140-2.