The Devonshire Manuscript/In places Wher that I company
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Notes & Glosses
1. A superscript 'r' following a 't' indicates an omitted 'er' or 'ur'
Entered by H7, this poem remains unattributed. This poem is one of a several entries in the manuscript that speaks of counterfeiting feelings in public (see: “Sum summ say I love sum say I moke” (58v); “I am not she be prowess off syt” (65r); “Myght I as well within my song be lay” (65v); “To cowntarffete a mery mode” (65v); “Ceaser whan the traytor of egipte” (70r); and “Whan that I call vnto my mynde” (82v-83r)). In this instance, the speaker explains how they change countenance in public to appear glad when they are not.