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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 1236
IMEV 751
NIMEV 751
Example sending to you root of gentleness
An epistle written by a lover to his mistress — four stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: love letters
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian D.IX, ff. 188-188v
First Lines:
Exemplye sendynge to you rowte of gentylnes
Bothe true and trusty stok of all nature…
Last Lines:
…to any so symple a wyked as I
that lustyth not to offende hys souerayn lady
Note: Defective; followed by 3730, with no line break or other indication of beginning of 3730.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 200-1.