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The Devonshire Manuscript/and thys be thys ye may

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what nedythe lyff when I requyer Too yoye In payne my will
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 44r

f. [44r]

1    and thys be thys ye may
2    asuer your selff off me
3    no thyng shall ^1make me to deney
4    that I hawe promest the2

Notes & GlossesEdit

     1. This is an inverse caret.
     2. This is a resonant phrase.

CommentaryEdit

Written in Margaret Douglas' hand, this poem remains unattributed and is unique to this manuscript. The single quatrain depicts a steadfast promise to a lover.