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With woeful heart plunged in distress
Verses in which the poet bids farewell to his cruel mistress — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 43v-44v
First Lines:
With woofull harte plungede yn dystresse
I may well speke thes wordes of woo…
Last Lines:
…for yll wyll ys muche we nede no more
that I haue yow fautyd I am Sorye therfore
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 354-6.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 181-4.