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DIMEV 6863
IMEV 4272.5
NIMEV 4272.5
Yet would I not the causer fared amiss
A love lament — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Follows 1214
Subjects: lover’s lament; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 153v-154
First Lines:
Yit wulde I nat the causer faryd a mysse
ffore all the good I haue that euer y had or schall
Ther for y take myn auentoure I wisse
As sche that hath for sakene Ioyus all…
Last Lines:
…Syns that ȝe moste nedys departe me fro
It ys to me a verry dedly woo
Note: Third line of st. 2 orig. omitted and added bottom f. 153v
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 638-9.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 220.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 274.