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Lutel wot hit any mon / Hou derne loue may stonde: the manuscript
London: British Library, Harley MS 2253, f. 128r

f. 128r full page | f. 128v full pageenlarged reproduction of poem

The poem immediately follows its religious equivalent, Lvtel wot hit any mon / Hou loue hym haueth ybounde, in the MS. As with its predecessor, the opening four lines of each stanza, rhyming abab, are laid out in pairs across the page; and after the first stanza, the abridged form of the refrain is written on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the final couplet of each stanza. Both are probably space-saving devices.
For a general discussion of the MS, see the introductory page on the Harley Lyrics; for a facsimile with description and discussion, see Ker (1965).

BL MS Harley 2253, f. 128r

BL MS Harley 2253, f. 128v
BL MS Harley 2253 f. 128v

Set up by Bella Millett, enm@soton.ac.uk. Last updated 29 July 2003 . London, British Library, MS Harley 2253, f. 128r, f. 128v, reproduced by permission of the British Library; no further reproduction permitted.