A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (BL Add 17,492)

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Acknowledgments   ·   Note on the Edition
 

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Portrait of an English Lady, ca. 1533–1536 by Hans Holbein der Jüngere in oil and tempera on oak.
A Study of the Devonshire Manuscript
Introduction: The First Sustained Example of Men and Women Writing Together in the English Tradition
Overview   ·   The Works of the Devonshire Manuscript   ·   Public and Private, Personal and Communal   ·   Current and Popular Contexts
Contributors to the Devonshire Manuscript
Biographies
Genealogical Tables
Family and Affairs of Henry VIII   ·   The Howard Family   ·   The Boleyn Family   ·   Connections of the Boleyn, Knyvet, Shelton, and Howard Families
Textual and Bibliographic Materials
Textual Introduction
Bibliographic Analysis   ·   Provenance   ·   Punctuation and Scribal Marks   ·   Transcription
Manuscripts & Early Printed Books Associated with the Devonshire Manuscript
Sigla   ·   Witness Descriptions, Manuscript   ·   Witness Descriptions, Early Printed Books   ·   Items in the Devonshire Manuscript Without Witnesses
Paleographic Information
Detailed Hand Lists   ·   Attribution, in Order of Appearance   ·   Features
Hand 1 Hand 7 Hand 13
Hand 1.1 Hand 7.1 Hand MS
Hand 2 Hand 8 Hand MD
Hand 3 Hand 9 Hand MF
Hand 4 Hand 10 Hand TH1
Hand 5 Hand 11 Hand TH2
Hand 6 Hand 12 Hand HS
Witnesses
Bibliography
Bibliography A-M   ·   Bibliography N-Z   ·   


The Devonshire Manuscript, BL ADD MS 17492
Incipit Folio
Front Matter 01r-01v
Take hede be tyme leste ye be spyede 02r
O cruell causer of vndeserrved chaynge 02v
My harte I gave the not to do it paine 03r
My pen take payn a lytyll space
03v
At last withdrawe yowre cruellte
04r-04v
To wette yowr Iye withouten teare
05r
I lowe lovyd and so doithe she
06r
Suffryng in sorow in hope to attayn
06v-07r
My ferefull hope from me ys fledd
07v
Yowre ferefull hope cannot prevayle
08r
Bownd am I now & shall be styll
08v-09r
Farewell all my wellfare
09v-10r
May not thys hate from the estarte
10v
Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware
11r
The hart & servys to yow profferd
11v
At most myscheffe
12r
What menythe thys when I lye alone
12v-13r
Pacyence tho I have not
13v
ys yt possyble
14r
My lute awake performe the last labor
14v-15r
Alas poore man what hap have I
15v-16r
Marvell nomore Altho
16v
And wylt thow leve me thus
17r
That tyme that myrthe dyd stere my shypp
17v
The restfull place Revyver of my smarte
18r
All women have vertues noble & excelent
18v
What no perde ye may be sure
19r
Was neuer yet fyle half so well fylyd
19v
As power & wytt wyll me Assyst
20r
Sum tyme I syghe sumtyme I syng
20v
Pacyence of all my smart
21r
Who wold haue euer thowght
21r
In faythe methynkes yt ys no Ryght
21v-22r
The knot which fyrst my hart dyd strayn
22v
He Robyn gentyll robyn
22v
A wel I hawe at other lost
22v
The knot which fyrst my hart did strayn
23r-v
Hey Robyn Ioly Robyn tell me
24r-v
It was my choyse It Was my chaunce
24v-25r
Now may I morne as one off late
26r
Wyth sorowful syghes and wondes smart
26v
What thyng shold cawse me to be sad
27r
Alas that men be so vngent
27v
Who hath more cawse for to complayne
28r
I may well say with Ioyfull harte
28v
To yowr gentyll letters an answere to resyte
29r
And now my pen alas wyth wyche I wryte
29v
O very lord / o loue / o god alas
29v
O ye louers that hygh vpon the whele
30r
It was my choyse yt was no chaunce /
30v
Suche Wayn thowght / as wonted to myslede me /
31r
So vnwarely was never no man cawght /
32r
The knott whych ffyrst my hart dyd strayn /
33r-v
Yff fansy wuld favour
34v
The Wandryng gadlyng in the somer tyde /
35v
The lyvely sparkes that yssue frome those Iies /
36v
Tho I can not yowr cruelte constrayne /
37v
Somtyme I fled the fyre that me brent /
38v
What deth ys worse then thys /
39v
thy promese was to loue me best
40r
I se the change ffrom that that was
40v-41r
ther ys no cure ffor care off miyd
41r
as ffor my part I know no thyng
41r-v
to my meshap alas I ffynd
42r-v
how shold I
43r
what nedythe lyff when I requyer
43r-43v-44r
and thys be thys ye may
44r
Too yoye In payne my will
44v
Yff reason govern fantasye
45r-46r
What helpythe hope of happy hape
46v-47r
This rotyd greff will not but growe
47v
Hartte aprest with dessperott thoughtes
47v-48r
So feble is the therd that dothe the burden staye
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ffull well yt maye be sene
51r
Syns loue ys suche that as ye wott
51v-52r
Lo how I seke & sew to haue
52v
My loue ys lyke vnto theternall fyre
53r
Syns so ye please to here me playn
53r
Yf in the worlde there be more woo
53v
Now must I lerne to lyue at rest
54r
fforget not yet the tryde entent
54v
o happy dames that may enbrayes
55r-v
My hope is yow for to obtaine,
57r
when I bethynk my wontet ways
58r
O myserable sorow withowten cure
58v
Sum summ say I love sum say I moke
58v
my hart ys set not remove
58v-59r
wan I be thyng my wontyd was
59r
lo in thy hat thow hast be gone
59r
Wyly no dought ye be a wry
59v
To dere is bowght the doblenes
59v
for thylke grownde that bearyth the wedes wycke
59v
to men that knows ye not
60r
Myn vnhappy chaunce / to home shall I playn
60v
Go burnynge siths vnto the frosen hert
61v
ffanecy fframed my hart ffurst
61v-62r
fancy framed my hart ffrust
62r
In places Wher that I company
62v
If that I cowlde in versis close
63v
blame not my lute for he must sownde
64r-v
my hart ys set nat to remowe
65r
I ame not she be prowess off syt
65r
myght I as well within my song be lay
65v
to cowntarffete a mery mode
65v
Myght I as well within my songe
66r
The pleasaunt beayt of swet Delyte Dothe blynd
66r
am el mem
67v
the sueden ghance ded mak me mves
67v
Madame margeret
68r
my ywtheffol days ar past
68r-v
To cause accorde or to agree
69r
All yn the sight my lif doth hole depende
69r
Beholde love thye powre how she despisith
69v
thou haste no faith of him that eke hath none
69v
Theye fle from me that some tyme ded me seke
69v-70r
Ceaser whan the traytor of egipte
70r
yf chaunse assignid
70v
perdye I saide yt not
70v-71r
patiens for my devise
71r
I have sought long with stedfastnesse
71v
Nature that gave the bee so fete agrace
71v
to wishe and wante and not obtaine
71v
Ons me thoght ffortune me kist
71v
Resounde my voyse ye woodes that herithe me plaine
72r
The fruite of all the seruise that I serue
72r
Sins ye delight to kno
72v
Venus thorns that are so sharp and kene
72v
Ineternum I was ons determined
72v
Lyk as the swanne towardis her dethe
73r
Yf with complaint the paine might be exprest
73r
Cruell desire my master and my foo
73r
She sat and sewid that hathe done me the wronge
73r
Who hathe harde of such tyrannye before
73r
Ye know my herte my ladye dere
73v
Sins you will nedes that I shall sing
73v
Ons me thought fortune me kiste
73v-74r
comforte thy self my wofull herte
74r
What dethe is worsse then this
74r
I am not ded altho I had a falle
74r
My hope alas hath me abusid
74v
Me list no more to sing
74v
Nowe fare well love and theye lawes forever
75r
ffor to love her for her lokes lovelye
75r
To Rayle or geste ye kno I vse yt not
75r-v
My herte I gave the not to do yt paine
75v
The Ioye so short alas the paine so nere
75v
Eche man telles me I chaunge of my devise
75v
Payne of all payne the most grevos paine
75v-76r
lament my losse my labor and my payne
76v
what shulde I saye
77r
howe shulde I
77r-v
Gyve place all ye that dothe reioise
77v
Dyvers dothe vse as I have hard & kno
77v
the losse is small to lose suche on
77v
Spight hathe no powre to make me sadde
78r
Grudge on who liste this ys my lott
78v
ffortune dothe frown
78v
A my herte a what eilith the
78v
hate whom ye list for I kare not
78v
Greting to you bothe yn hertye wyse
79r-v
Mye love toke skorne my servise to retaine
79v
Tanglid I was yn loves snare
79v-80r
lengre to muse
80r
love doth againe
80v
Wythe seruing still
81r
now all of chaunge
81r-v
Dryven bye desire I dede this dede
81v
I abide and abide and better abide
81v
Absens absenting causithe me to complaine
81v-82r
I finde no peace and all my warre is donne
82r-v
patiens for I have wrong /
82v
whan that I call vnto my mynde
82v-83r
To make an ende of all this strif
83r-v
Wyll ye se / What Wonderous love hathe wrought
84r
Deme as ye list vppon goode cause
84v
I am as I am and so wil I be
85r
My nowne Iohn poyntz . sins ye delight to know
85v-87r
My mothers maides . when they dyd sow or spin
87v
now that ye be assemblled heer
88r
Womans harte vnto no creweltye
89v
ys thys afayre avaunte / ys thys honor
89v
yff all the erthe were parchment scrybable
90r
O marble herte and yet more harde perde
90r
Alas what shuld yt be to yow preiudyce
90r
how frendly was medea to Iason
91r
for thowgh I had yow to morow agayne
91r
yff yt be so that ye so creuel be
91r-v
Wo worthe the fayre gemme vertulesse
91v
for loue ys yet the moste stormy lyfe
91v
Also wyckyd tonges byn so prest
91v
And who that sayth that for to love ys vyce
92r
Stoppe me of my
93r
for who so ends
93r
but now helpe god to quenche all thys sorow
93r
ffortyn ells
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Back Matter
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Encoded Materials
Introduction to the Encoded Materials   ·   The Devonshire Manuscript in TEI   ·   Textual Witnesses to the Devonshire Manuscript in TEI


Manuscript Facsimile
Facsimile of the Devonshire Manuscript (For subscribers to Adam Matthew Digital, an external link to the Devonshire Manuscript housed at Adam Matthew Digital's Perdita Manuscripts)