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Your servant madam
A dialogue of the night visit — ten irregular stanzas with burden: ‘Go fro my vindow go…’
Note: Cf. Baskerville (1921), 580-87; cf. a religious parody with similar burden, ‘Quho is at my windo quho quho / Goe from my windo goe goe’, in Gude & Godlie Ballatis, c. 1578 (STC2996.7), repr. Mitchell (1897), 132; and cf. Sibbald (1802), 3.227; and cf. Flügel (1895), 132.
Subjects: parodies; parody
Versification: — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), f. 230
Transcription:
…[yo]ur seruand madame
quhateuer ȝe be go hence sir for scham[e]
[ ]strev not my gud nam
go fro my vindow go…

…thrusth for a rat
& [ ] d[ ]bord my cat
shall reskow me
& caus [ ] to be
& out of my vndow for to go
t[ ] sall [ ] your rat & your cat
d[ ]
& [ ] at her vndow with hir go
Note: Text often illegible
Editions:
Frankis, P. J. “Some Late Middle English Lyrics in the Bodleian Library.” Anglia 73 (1955): 299-305: 301-2.