Al Nist by the Rose

Original Text: 
Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D.913. Rossell Hope Robbins, ed., Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952): no. 17, p. 12. PR 1203 S4 1952 Trinity College Library.
2Al nist bi the rose I lay.

Notes

1] nist: night. Back to Line
3] Darf: durst, dared. Ich: I. noust: not. Back to Line
4] Ant: and. bar the flour away: "deflower" (have its virginity). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1907
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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