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DIMEV 773
IMEV 474.5
NIMEV TM 244
Be peace ye make me spill my ale
An amorous flyting, a dialogue between a wooer and a lady — three 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 244; cf. also 393.
Subjects: dialogues, lovers’; lovers, dialogues; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 66v-67
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 102.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 339.