The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
For now upon this first day I will my choice renew
John Lydgate, A lover’s New Year gift, ‘Amerous balade by
Lydegate’ — one five-line and twenty-three 3-line stanzas with introductory
couplet: ‘In honnour of þis hegh fest of custome &c.’
Formerly listed by refrain as IMEV 1496
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165
, ff. 253v
ffor nowe vpon þis first day I wil my choys renuwe
whyles þat I lyve to hir to be trewe…
…Now vpon þe first day of þis Januarye
And to inferme
fully vp my choyse ay frome yere to yere
Attributed Author: by Lydegate (f. 253v)
Attributed Title: Amerous balade by Lydegate þat haþe loste his thanke of wymmen
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott.
“Lament of a Prisoner against Fortune.”
32 (1909): 481-90: 194-6.
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 424-7.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds.
Poets of the English Language.
Viking Portable Library
vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.225-8.