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howe shulde I

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 77r-v

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 f. [77r]
1    howe shulde I
2    be so plesunte
3    in mye semblaunt
4    as my fellowes bee

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 5    not long agoo
6    it chaunsed soo
7    as I ded walke alone
8    I harde aman
9    that nowe and than{_a}n
10    himsilf ded thus bemone

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 11    Alas he saide
12    I am betraide
13    and vttrelye ondone
14    whoom{_o} I dede trust
15    and think so iuste
16    another man{_a}n hath won{_o}ne

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 17    mye ser{{s}8}vise due
18    and herte so true
19    on her I ded bestowe
20    I never ment
21    for to repente
22    yn welthe nor yet in woo.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 23    The westorne winde
24    hathe turnid his minde
25    and blowen it clene awaye
26    therebye my helthe my mirthe / welthe
27    my h mirthe & helthe
28    are dryvon to grete dekaye

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 29    ffortune ded smyle
30    a right shorte while
31    and never saide me naye
32    with{w+t+} plesaunte plais
33    and Ioyfull dayes
34    my tyme to passe awaye /

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 35    Alas ahlas
36    the tyme so was
37    so never shall it be
38    sins she is gone
39    and I alone []
40    armeles as ye maye see/

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 f. [77v]

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 41    Where is the othe
42    where is the trothe
43    that she to me ded gyve
44    such fayned wordes{es}
45    with silie boordes{es}
46    lett no t wise man{_a}n beleve

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 47    ffor even as I
48    thus wofullye
49    vnto my silf1 com{_o}plaine
50    yf ye then truste
51    nedes{es} lerne ye muste
52    to sing my song in vayne /
53    how shulde I &c /

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 fs

Notes & Glosses

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 1. The word “silf” demonstrates the similarity between the scribe’s renderings of “e” and “i.”

Commentary

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt (Rebholz 1978, 298-299), this poem was entered by H8. The speaker recounts how he met a lamenting lover. In the end, the lover hopes the speaker will be more wary in his trust or else he will sing the same song. Rebholz notes that the poem belongs to the medieval French genre chanson à personnages (dramatic song) wherein the poet listens to a

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