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By god of love I set nothing
Humfrey Newton, Venus brings a maiden to the disinterested man — sixteen quatrains
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 298.
Author(s): Humfrey Newton
Subjects: love, stories of; Venus
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 93ra; 93rc
First Lines:
By god of loue set I nothyng
nor by venus with her vayn glorie I wold not aply
ffor I thogh playnly all my h[ ]…
Last Lines:
…bot and sho do I de this die
and of my dethe sho is the wite
Note: Left margin.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 264-6.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 156-9.