The Devonshire Manuscript/A wel I hawe at other lost

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The Devonshire Manuscript
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He Robyn gentyll robyn The knot which fyrst my hart did strayn
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 22v

f. [22v]

1    A wel I hawe at other lost1
2    not as my nowen I do protest
3    bot wan I hawe got that I hawe mest
4    I shal regoys among the rest

Mary Shelton2

Notes & Glosses[edit]

     1. A smudged character precedes the line.
     2. Compare this signature to the one on 1r and on 7r.

Commentary[edit]

Written in Mary Shelton's hand, this poem is also signed "Mary Shelton" and could be an original creation by Shelton herself. The speaker expresses a hope to regain what he or she has lost and to accept the outcome.

"A wel I hawe at other lost" appears as the second poem entered on the page (placed at the bottom of 22v).