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With longing I am led
Love lyrics begging, Lady have ruth on me — four l0-line stanzas (aabaabbaab)
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — ten-line — aabaabbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 63v
First Lines:
Wiþ longyng y am lad
On molde y waxe mad…
Last Lines:
…Heuene y tolde al his
Þat o nyht were hire gest
Note: Written as prose.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 29-30.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 149-50.
Morris, Richard, ed. Specimens of Early English A.D. 1250-A.D. 1400. Oxford, 1867 [See also Morris and Skeat (1882)]: 2.45.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 414-16.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 139-40.
Marsh, George Perkins. Origin and History of the English Language. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1866: 253.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 34.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 296.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 471.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 111-12.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 109-10.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 24-5.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 30.