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DIMEV 3730
IMEV 2308.8
NIMEV see 751
Now fairest of stature formed by nature
The lover’s appeal to his mistress for mercy — four stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: lovers, addresses to belove
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian D.IX, ff. 188v-189
First Lines:
Now fayreste of stature formyd by nature
of beaute the merrour and grond of gentylnes…
Last Lines:
…The xvj day of the month of stedfastnys
The xxiij yere of polycy and southnes
Note: Begins without break or indication of new text, as if continuing 1236.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 201-2.