The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TP 1734
The gentle poets under cloudy figures
Stephen Hawes, The Comfort of Lovers, a debate between Amour and Pucelle
— 126 stanzas rhyme royal (including Prohemye and Envoy)
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): The Comfort of Lovers
envoys, prologues —
Hawes, Stephen, The co[m]forte of louers The comforte of louers made and compyled / by
Steuen Hawes somtyme grome of the honourable chambre of our late souerayne lorde kynge Henry ye
seuenth (whose soule god pardon). ; In the seconde yere of the reygne of our most naturall
souerayne lorder ky[n]ge Henry the eyght…
, [London?]: Enprynted by me Wynkyn de Worde , sigs. A.1v
The gentyll poetes vnder cloudy fygures
Do touche a trouth and cloke
…From daye to daye theyr pastyme to attende
Rather to dye
tho[u] tha[n] wolde them offende
Gluck, Florence, and Alice B. Morga.
The Minor Poems of Stephen Hawes.
o.s. 271 (1974): 93-122.