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DIMEV 9
A bird in cage fast locked with gold
On desire for liberty — two cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: prison/prisoners
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 141, f. 265
First Lines:
A byrd in cage fast locked with golde
Though shee be fedde most dayntily…
Last Lines:
…Is thraldome like to libertye
will thou exchaung that good for ill