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The Devonshire Manuscript/I lowe lovyd and so doithe she

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To wette yowr Iye withouten teare Suffryng in sorow in hope to attayn
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 6r

 f. [6r] 

   I lovey love loveyd and so dothe

1    I lowe lovyd and so doithe she
2    and yet in love wee sufer still
3    The cause is strange as simeth me
4    to lowe so will and want or will

5    O deadly yea o grevous smart
6    worse then refuse vnhappe gaine
7    I lowe whoeuer {u'} playd thes part
8    to lovve so will and leve in payn

9    Was euer {u'} hart soo will agrede
10    Sines lowe was lowe as I do trowe
11    that in ther lowe soo evell dyd sped
12    to low so will and leve in woo

13    Thes morne wele bothe and l hathe don long
14    with {w+t+} wofull plaint and carefull voice
15    alas alas it is a grevous wrowng

16    To love so will and not reioce

17    and here an end of all or mone
18    with {w+t+} sighinge of my brethe is s skant
19    Sines of myshappe vr1 es {es} is alone ours 
20    To lowe so will and it to wantt

21    But they that causer is of thes
22    of all owr cares god send then part
23    that they may knowe2 what greve it es
24    tl to lowe so will and leve in smart

amene

Notes & GlossesEdit

     1. This abbreviation is unique to the manuscript.
     2. This word has been read by others as "trow."

CommentaryEdit

Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt,[1] this poem was entered by H1.

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