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With all mine Whole Heart entire
A parody of the mass (the ‘Venus Mass’ perhaps by Lydgate), a series of love lyrics in varying forms for Introibo, Confiteor, Misereatur, Officium, Kyrie, Gloria, and Oryson — 145 lines in all
Author(s): John Lydgate (?)
Subjects: parodies, of religious texts
Versification: — two-line, eight-line — aa, aababbab, abbabcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 314-316v
First Lines:
Wyth all myn hool herte entere
To fore the famous Riche Autere…
Last Lines:
…And make ther Ioye to Renewe
Swich as wyl neuer be chaungable
Note: With headings for the various parts of the mass, e.g., ‘Introito’ and later ‘Confiteor’ on f. 314; continues with ‘The Epystel in prose’ on ff. 316v-317v.
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick. The Lay Folks’ Mass Book. EETS o.s. 71 (1879); repr. 1968: 390-3.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “The Lover’s Mass.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 7 (1907-08): 95-104: 95-104.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 210-12.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 81-4.
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.