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Beauty of you burn in my body abides
Humfrey Newton, On her (or his?) lover, an acrostic on BRIAN — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 245.
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: acrostics; love lyrics; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 93va
First Lines:
Beaute of you burne in my body abydis
right reufully I sike yef I be fer you fro…
Last Lines:
…My body I wold be take in to youre gentillnes
With hert intier & sperete of mekenes
Attributed Title: alia de homine (f. 93v)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 267.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 281-3.