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Now may I morne as one off late

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3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 1    Now may I morne as one off late
2    Dryuen by force from y my delyte
3    and can not se my louely mate
4    th to whom for ever my hart ys plyte

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 5    Alas that euer pryson stronge
6    sholde such too louers seperate
7    yet thowgh ower bodys suffereth wronge
8    ower harts shalbe off one estate

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 9    I wyll not swerue I yow Insure
10    for gold nor yet for worldly fere
11    but lyke as yerne I wyll Indure
12    suche faythful loue to yow I bere

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 13    Thus fare ye well to me most dere
14    off all the world both most and lest
15    I pray yow be off ryght good chere
16    and thynke on me that louys yow best

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 17    and I wyll promyse yow agayne
18    to thynke off yow I wyll not lett1
19    for nothyng cowld relesse my payne
20    but to thynke on yow my louer swete
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Notes & Glosses

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 1. This use of “let” is similar to that in Henry VIII’s “Pastyme with good company.”

Commentary

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Attributed to Lord Thomas Howard (Rebholz 1978, 167), the poem was entered by TH2. Typical of courtly love literature, the speaker emphasizes the pain that occurs when lovers are separated from each other.

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