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ther ys no cure ffor care off miyd

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 41r

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4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 1    ther ys no cure ffor care o off miyd {mind}1
2    but to fforget wych can nat be
3    I cannat sayll agayst the wynd
4    nor help the thyng past remedy
5    yff eny seche adwersety
6    do trobell owther with{w+t+} seche lyk smart
7    thys shall I say ffor charety
8    I pray god help every woffull hart

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Notes & Glosses

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 1. There is no macron to supply the spelling needed for the rhyme.

Commentary

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Written in Margaret Douglas’ hand, this poem remains unattributed and is unique to this manuscript. The lyric laments the powerlessness of the speaker in the face of adversity, a sentiment that resonates with Douglas’ position vis-à-vis Henry VIII when her engagement to Thomas Douglas was discovered. Margaret Douglas’ writing appears so faint on the page that it becomes almost unreadable.

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