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Benedicite what dreamed I this night
‘Thi lady hath forgeten to be kynd’ — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 261; translated into Latin by Thomas More; cf. Sabol (1948), 542.
Title(s): ‘Thi lady hath forgeten to be kynd’
Subjects: lovers, advice to; dream visions
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 13v-15
First Lines:
Benedicite whate dremyd I this nyȝt…
Note: With music by ‘Fayrfax᾿ (according to a much later note on f. 1).
Editions:
Hawkins, Sir Thomas. A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. 5 vols. London: T. Payne, 1776: 3.30.
Smith, John Stafford. Musica Antiqua: a Selection of Music …. London: Preston, 1812: 1.21.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 55.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 74.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever. The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932, and subsequent editions: 44.
Ault, Norman. Elizabethan Lyrics from the Original Texts. 3rd ed. New York: W. Sloane, 1949: 22.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.426-7.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 357.