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My lief is faren in londe

Ceyx embarks for Asia, against Alcyone's advice.
from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Ceyx embarks for Asia, against Alcyone's advice.
Ms 742, f. 193v, Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon.







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My Lief Is Faren in Londe

My lief is faren in londe -
Allas, why is she so?
And I am so sore bonde
I may nat come her to.
She hath myn herte in holde
Wherever she ride or go -
With trewe love a thousand folde.



My beloved has gone away

bound


walk







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