Notes & Glosses
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 1. Anthony Browne’s (1522) motto was ‘What Remedy,’ connected to a joust, in which Boleyn played object of Henry VIII’s Ardent Desire, and Browne played the role of Remedy.
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Entered by H2, this poem is attributed to Anthony Lee, the husband of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s sister Margaret. As such, he may have had direct access to the Devonshire Manuscript. This poem depicts an unrelenting woman who causes pain to the lover. Just as he carefully inscribed the previous poem (see “Farewell all my wellfare” (9v)), H2 again pays close attention to this poem’s presentation. Specifically, there is a visual pattern made by the first letter of the first stanza and the first letter of the last stanza, which are large and elaborate majiscules. In addition, the variant spellings of “yet:” two final “t”s appear on the last line of stanzas 1 and 5, but the word appears as “yet” on stanzas 2, 3, and 4. This poem and the poem on the facing page, “Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware” (11r), may be imitative repetitions of each other.
Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware